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Student Life 6 
Campus Ministries 60 

Academics 76 

Retrospect 105 

Organizations 114 

Greeks 134 

Sports 168 

Faces 218 

Closing 268 

Samford University's 1988 
En ire Nous 

ltii-miiii>liam, Alabama 35239 

Volume VI VIV 


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Looking Back, 
[ovi 11;" Forward 


ii October 3. 
1887. How- 
ard College 
began its fust 
semester of 
a new home 
ith 1 37 students. Sinee 
its original opening, the 
university evolved from 
Howard (College to 
Samford University, and 
it has moved from Mar- 
ion to East Lake to 
Shades Valley. From the 
famous "Sherman Oak" 
to the Quad and from 
"Old Main" to the Cafe, 
progress was the foun- 
dation of Sanilord's his- 

The progress was 
een most in record en- 

rollments and growing 
building and endowment 

The last two freshman 
classes were the largest 
in school history, while 
1988 saw the comple- 
tion and opening of the 
newest building on cam- 
pus, the Center lor the 
Healing Arts. 

During the fall semi 
ter. the university cele- 
brated with a commem- 
oration of its first 100 
years in Birmingham. It 
began a look toward the 
future of the univei i 
with a realistic locus on 
some goals and prob- 

The immediate future 


demanded resolution 
ol i urr< rit hous in{ and 
parking crunches, 
while continuing to 
fight the battle of I 
Lakeshore develo 

Pr< - i dent Coils 
summed up a look to 
the future in th( >< p 
tember 6, 198 , u< 
of The Birmingham 

He said. "There 
lots of different kin 
of institutions, and we 
could become one of 
ii besl Christian in- 
stitutions." Progri 

the foundation . . . 
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take a 

l avid Spahr, a freshman from 
' Hilton Head, SC, and a friend 
e advantage of the warm weather 
to participate in a game of touch 
football on the Quad. Unfortunately, 
his opponent could not reach him in 
time to knock down the pass, as 
Spahr concentrates to get the ball to 
his teammate. 

The Bulldog mascot claps enthu- 
siastically as the football team 
works to defeat one of its opponents. 
The school saw a new mascot this 
year as it was led by Sammy, the 
white dog, and Samson the new 
brown one. 

Howard students pose for a pic- 
ture during a party. The party 
was held on the old campus in 1916. 
Decorations of homemade streamers 
and confetti create part of the fun 
and atmosphere of celebration. 

The fighting football Bulldogs 
tear through the spirit sign be- 
fore tearing through another of their 
opponents. Under a new coach, Ter- 
ry Bowden, the Bulldogs had their 
best season since the re- 
establishment of the program as 
they compiled a 9-1 record. 


'ride With 
A Passion 

It looks like 
a college." 
and visitors 
sang the praises of the 
buildings and the 
landscape, while pride 
filled every student 
and spanned every 
facet of the university 

From new players 
to new coaches, eve- 
ryone waited to see 
what would come of 
the new emphasis on 
the sports program. 
Some criticized the 
new attitude as a gim- 
mick to increase en- 
dowment and income. 
Not many com- 
plained, however, 

when Coach Bowden led 
the Bulldogs to a 9-1 re- 
cord in his first year. 

Coach Ed McClean, 
also in his first year, 
struggled to give the bas- 
ketball Bulldogs a new 

His job was to see if 
"rebuilt" Bulldogs could 
change the problems of 
the previous season into 
a productive year. 

Although the win-loss 
record was weak, lessons 
were learned as the team 
worked through difficul- 

Campus Ministries 
celebrated a milestone 
as BSU made its appear- 
ance on campus as a 
separate entity, while 

Step Sing faced some 
shifting because of the 
growing groups and 
the growing controver- 
sy surrounding certain 

The record enroll- 
ment was a major fac- 
tor in the higher par- 
ticipation. New people 
participating in old 
traditions gave a rea- 
son for pride to show 
like never before. 

The passion for liv- 
ing and learning in a 
college community 
was stronger than ever 
as the universit) 
Stepped toward the 
next hundred years 
100 AND 

When . . . 

"We set it all up 
in a building that 
we called the 
shack', and that 
was Howard's 
first post office." 

— Oscar Hurtt. 1944 

"I had lived in 
Xan Hall on the 
East Lake Cam- 
pus, which was 
simply an old 
house that the 
college had 
bought. Living in 
the new girls 
dorm was like 
moving to a pal- 
ace." — Darty Smith 
Flynt. I960 

"The campus en- 
vironment is a lot 
like home — but 
with lots more 
brothers and sis- 
ters!" — Elizabeth 
Blankenship, 1989 Life Division 



The Centennial 
year was not 
without excite- 
ment. For most, the ex- 
citement from the cel- 
ebration would be 
enough. Many others 
would only be content 
with doing what they 
could to make history 

As the year 
progressed, several 
professors and staff 
members announced 
they were moving on, 
and others were moving 
in to take their places. 
The two-year search for 
a business school dean 
had a happy ending. 

The Centennial Walk 
created quite a stir. Stu- 
dents placed signs on 
the library to protest 
their displeasure. 

The first issue of a 
university scholarly 
magazine became a re- 
ality and the editors 
were applauded for 
their realization of a 

It was a time when 
students took responsi- 
bility for changing their 
environment and when 
the administration be- 
gan to see some of the 
fruits of its labors. 
Samford University . . . 
100 and counting! 

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Week-long Activities Kick Off Year 


t-mg new at 
SU, and 
& thinking I 
V "« going "> 
be treated 
like a freshman. Wel- 
come Week made me 
feel like so much 
more than a fresh- 
man. I felt like I had 
been here for vears," 
said Karen Morrow. 
Morrow, a freshman 
from Greenville, 
South Carolina, ech- 
oed the feelings of 
mam freshmen who 
participated in the ac- 

The week began 
with the purpose of 
helping everyone, in- 
cluding upperclass- 
men, to make some 
new friends. Accord- 
ing to Tiffany Clin- made 
ton, a freshman from 
Atlanta, it worked. "I 

really liked Welcome 
Week. As a freshman, 
it gave me a chance to 
get to know so many 
new people." 

The emphasis was 
on activity, as the 
SGA sponsored vari- 
ous events through- 
out the week. 'I he 
week began by intro- 
ducing the new stu- 
dents to an old tradi- 
tion, dinner on the 
dirt. After that, eve- 
ryone spent time in 
the first class meeting 
of the year. Here, 
strategies and plans 
were mapped out for 
the new year. For the 
freshmen, the meet- 
ing was a matter of 
their officers. The 
nominations were 


Three enthusiastic A Sa 

freshmen pose for J\cU 
the camera during 
the Welcome Back Dance. 
The dance was held at the 
Vestavia Gym and it gave 
everyone an opportunity to 
get acquainted during the 
first few days of school. 

Sam ford favorite, 
, Chevy 6, performed 
ing the Dinner on 
the Dirt. Here, the lead sing- 
er shows off his multiple tal- 
ents as he sings, plays the 
tambourine, and mans a pup- 
pet. The concert ended with a 
special fireworks display. 

Covenant Worship 
was also a special part 
of the week. For the 
first time, new stu- 
dents were placed in 
an organized worship 
service that shared 
the school's commit- 
ment to their founda- 
tion of Jesus Christ. 

Emily R i s n e r , a 
freshman from Al- 
pharetta, Georgia, 
said, "I think Cove- 
nant Worship was the 
best part of the whole 

An informative and 
fun experience was 
the brand new Vision 

As a revamped edi- 
tion of 20/20/20, Vi- 
sion '87 represented 
the areas available for 
students to become in- 

"Vision '87 gave 

me an idea of organ- 
izations SU offers and 
it made me excited 
about what I could be 
a part of," said Sher- 
rie Rothermel, a 
freshman from 
Greenville, South 

The week also in- 
cluded a school-wide 
dance that took most 
of the upperclassmen 
by surprise. 

For the second year 
in a row, a record size 
freshman class hit the 

fates. Nobody really 
new what that meant 
until they walked in at 
the Welcome Back 

Tom Savage, a jun- 
ior from Birmingham 
told of his experience. 
"All I remember was 
not knowing anyone." 

Kristin Lucas, a jun- 

ior from Huntington 
Beach, California, 
said, "It was over- 
whelming. I've been 
at SU for two years 
and I didn't know one 

Other events of the 
week included an ice 
skating party, a con- 
cert by Chevy 6, a 
football scrimmage, 
and a Fireworks dis- 

Overall, the week 
was a big success and 
it really was a wel- 
come to a new home. 

When all was said 
and done, the real 
struggle of classwork 
and the new atmo- 
sphere was made a lit- 
tle less stressful by a 
very hearty and sin- 
cere welcome. 

ground of the gym, 
ballons lei loose 
during a football game 
show the spirit that sur- 
rounded welcome back 
activities. One of the 
iting events was 
the football scrimmage 
during which the new 
Bulldogs made their dc- 


Students Raise $2,000 for Summer Missions 

The night 
fell with a 
chill in the 
air when 
the annual 
Fall Carnival was 
held. Everyone 
looked forward' with 
the anticipation of fun 
and fellowship and 
the satisfaction of 
helping to support the 
besl cause of all . . . 
spreading the gospel. 
The carnival was 
held in the Bashinsky 
Fieldhouse and the 
adja< cut pat king lot. 

As usual, the park- 
ing lot was full of food 
booths and activities 
to entice participants 
to spend their money. 
The rapelling from 
the top of the gym was 
a huge success. Ner- 
vous beginners and 

seasoned pros made 
the long, time- 
consuming journey to 
the top only to find 
that it took a lot less 
time to come down 
than it did to go up! 

Sponsored by the 
Outdoor Recreation 
Club, the booth was 
one of the top money 
makers of the eve- 

Another top-seller 
was the M udwrestling 
Arena sponsored by 

The competitors 
were matched against 
each other for fun 
and a LOT of mud. 

Area churches also 
participated in the 
evening by providing 
free hot chocolate and 
information about 
their college pro- 


Inside, the action 
was definitely warmer 

and a little more prof- 
itable for the stu- 
dents. 2TA, the na- 
tional honor society 
for English majors, 
sold chances to an- 
swer a question. 

For every correct 
answer, they received 
an "English coupon." 
The coupons were 
good in any English 
class for a free A. 

The cake walk also 
was held inside and it 
gave hungry students 
a chance to win- a 
homemade treat. 

The Summer Mis- 
sions committee pro- 
vided special enter- 
tainment in addition 
to all of the booths. 

Samford Singers 

bers of the group 
shared a little about 
how they could use 
their talents in a sum- 
mer missions capacity. 

Christie Dykes and 
J.T. Harrell, mem- 
bers of the a capella 
choir, sang a duet. 

A last minute addi- 
tion to the program 
was a group of prison 
inmates from the Al- 
abama State Prison 
System who spoke of 
their experiences and 
their con versions 
while in the prison 

One inmate shared 
her story of drug ad- 
diction, while another 
inmate shared of his 
childhood and how he 
came to murder some- 

one in a fit of anger. 

This presentation 
captured the atten- 
tion and the hearts of 
all who heard it. In a 
strange and powerful 
way, carnival partici- 
pants got a teal and 
harsh look at what a 
change that their 
money could make in 
the lives of people 
they might not ever 

When all was said 
and clone, the night 
had served its purpose 

Everyone had spent 
his or her money, and 
the organizations on 
campus had come to- 
gether to work for a 
common cause. 

Karen Fairchild. a T) rigg 
sophomore from K nio. 

beckons bidder; 
annual ZTA Slave Audi 
ZTA pledges are paired 
with their big sisters and 
sold to the highest *-■*■ 
to perforin whatcve 
they can dream up. 


Campus Turns White Overnight 


Kxh po 

In preparation tor a 
week of Homecoming 
activities, Lama Hick- 
en and the rest of the 
Homecoming com- 
mittee were faced 
with finding an an- 
swer to tfiat question. 
The full schedule of 
activities was planned 
as a preparation for 
the big game. Tradi- 
tional class competi- 
tions and activities 
seemed more to build 
barriers than to pro- 
mote unity. There- 
fore, the committee 
set a goal to create an 
activity that would be 
fun and that the en- 

tire student body 
could participate in as 
a means of showing 
then spirit. 

The activity that 
was decided on was an 
organized mass roll- 
ing of the campus. 

Immediately, plans 
began to unfold in or- 
der to covertly imple- 
ment the necessary 
steps of the giant TP 

Todd Carlisle, pres- 
ident of the SGA, 
made an announce- 
ment at dinner con- 
cerning when and 
where and how it was 
to be kept as a strictly 
undercover activity. 

At midnight, just as 
planned, a package 
was mysteriously de- 
livered in front of the 
library. The contents 
of the package were 


? was defi- 
nitely a bit different 
expected. Nev- 
theless, the red carpet 
as rolled out and the 



, the < 

still shows the effects of 
the rolling party that 
took place before the 

ived for the H 
ng game. 

the rolls of toilet pa- 
per that would soon 
don all areas of the 
campus. Along with 
the toilet paper ar- 
rived 100 anxious stu- 
dents who would help 
to carry out the mis- 
sion. It was a dirty job, 
but someone had to 
do it! 

The fun began and 
students were added 
to the ranks as the 
word got out about 
what was going on. 

Within a few short 
hours, the campus 
and its entrance were 
completely decorated. 
It was early fall and 
the campus looked as 
white as if a winter 
snow had blanketed it. 
From the front gates 
to the women's 
dorms, a white cloud 
had settled in for the 

nexl daj 's activities. 

Cyrethia Vines par- 
ticipated in the fun 
and said, "I had a fan- 
tastic time. We all 
worked together to 
show that we were ex- 
cited about the 

After the task was 
finished, the true test 
was next. What would 
everyone think when 
they woke up to find 
that the campus was 
n o w white? 1 Ho w 
would the alumni re- 
act to what looked to 
be a big student 
prank? For the most 

Fart, the reaction was 
a v o r a b 1 e . Many 
alumni commented 
that thev agreed with 
the method of boost- 
ing spirit. Dr. Corts 
put in his two cents 
worth by askini 

"When is the organ- 
ized clean-up going to 
begin?" Faculty and 
administration shared 
their approval as the 
talk of a campus tra- 
dition was heard. Oth- 
ers, students and vis- 
itors alike, saw the 
whole thing as detri- 
mental to the celebra- 

"It's really ugly," 
said Missie Hannah, 
an alumnus from 
Nashville, TN. 

Whatever the reac- 
tion, the event sure 
did the job of making 
an impression, and 
based on the student 
turnout and enthusi- 
asm, a tradition was 
begun that will be 
around for awhile. 
Maybe even the next 
lOd years! 


Rolling the School 

The Student renter dons 
iU "new look." The 
entire campus was covered 
with toilet paper in a spirit- 
raising attempt. Students 
took part in the fun when 
they were given free toilet 
paper and free reign to 
decorate the 



< whit. 

■ if the toilet paper was 

ie or not. Life returned 

lormal while 

and left from the 

with quizzical 

An "organized" rolling 
of the campus showed 
Homecoming spirit. 
Here, the leftovers were 
around for a few days. 


A Celebration of 100 Years 



campus as 
ecame the label of 
mecoming 1987. 
the universit) (el- 
ated the 100th 


/e to 

Birmingham, festivi- 
ties running from Oc- 
tober 30 to November 
7 marked the most 
elaborate celebration 
to date. 

The Bulldog Beau- 
ts ( ontest was the first 
event. It was held in 
LSW and proved to 
be very interesting. It organi/ation was 
asked to sponsor the 
football player of 
their choice for this 
pageant/pep rally. 
The guys would be 
judged on their ap- 

parent "femininity." 

The guys then put on 
their finest to make 
them look as much 
like girls as t h e y 
could. From fake wigs 
to high heels, they 
were transformed 
with the help of some 
of their sponsors. 

Contestants includ- 
ed: Chris Corder, 
sponsored by Alpha 
Delta Pi sorority; 
Scott Hughes, spon- 
sored by Chi Omega 
sorority: Jeff Dorman, 
sponsored by Delta 
Zeta sorority: Jon 
Brown, sponsored by 
Phi Mu sorority: Mike 
Vest, sponsored by 
Zeta Tau Alpha so- 
rority. Dave Dagle, 
sponsored by the Jun- 
ior Class: and Rob 
Skelton, sponsored by 
Sigma Chi fraternity. 

This year's winners 
were: Scott Hughes as 
the Bulldog Beauty 
and Jon Brown as first 
runner up. 

The car-decorating 
contest was interest- 
ing, as usual. This 
year, the float compe- 
tition was dtopped 
from the Homecom- 
ing activities. Accord- 
ingly, the car decorat- 
ing contest was a 
major display of cre- 
ativity on the part of 
the participants. 

Also being judged 
were the sign-making 
contest, the pumpkin- 
carving contest and 
the balloon-blowing 

Because the cele- 
bration spanned two 
weekends, Halloween 
festivities were also a 
part of the Centennial 

Salute. A Halloween 
dance was held on 
Halloween night at 
the Vesta via g) m . 
Costumes were en- 
couraged and prizes 
were awarded for the 
best male, female, and 
uple's costumes. 



a part of the celebra- 
tion. On Tuesday 
night, the contempo- 
rary Christian group, 
Truth, was in concert 
in TSVV. The group, 
based in Mobile, 
shared a new look and 
a new sound with stu- 
dents. Later in the 
week, Sons of Men 
performed at a 
barbeque held in the 
Bashinsky Fieldhouse. 
Sons of Men, a Chris- 
tian band, was made 
up of Samford stu- 
dents who chose to 

share their faith 
through contempo- 
rary music. 

The final concert of 
the week sent every- 
one back to the '60s. 

The Association per- 
formed the night be- 
fore Homecoming af- 
ter the A I u m n i 

Students, facult) , 
administration, and 
alumni attended the 
concert and relived 
some old memories 
with the group. 

The Homecoming 
Pep Rally was held on 

Thursday night. To 
show spirit, the class- 
es, in conjunction 
with the SGA, passed 
out colored spirit but- 
tons. The freshmen 
and senior classes 
were given red but- 

Colin Hutlo, Toram 
Rohling, a 

if the defensivi 
unit lake a break dui 
Bulldog game. The 
coaching staff gave 
defense a new look ; 
ihey showed it to ev 
opponent they faced. 


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inns, and the sopho- 
more .iiul junior class- 
es were given blue 
buttons. These but- 
tons were used to 
boost spirit during the 
pep rail) through sev- 
eral team competi- 

\s always, the pep 
rail) was (barged with 
excitement as stu- 
dents anxiousl) await- 
ed the announcement 
of the Homecoming 
court and the new 

The court included: 
Catherine Carson, a 
Freshman from Bir- 
mingham, and Brent 
Glossinger, a fresh- 
man from Brentwood, 
Tennessee; Laura 
Scott, a sophomore 
from Germantown, 
Tennessee, and Al Ba- 
ker, a sophomore 
from Kirbyville, rex- 

junior from Santa Fi 
New Mexico, 

Mike Brock, a junior 
From Marietta, Geor- 
gia; Kim Fitch, a se- 
nior from Brentwood. 
Tennessee, and Lee 
Rudd, a senior from 
Marietta, Georgia; 
and Laura Billingslev, 
a senior from Holly- 

l'om Br 

I (in 



The 1987 Home- 
coming Queen was 
Christie Dykes, a se- 
nior from Dothan. 

"I am very honored 
to be chosen to serve 
the university in this 
way," said Dykes, 
"God deserves all the 
glory for this honor." 

Christie's parents, 
Nolan and Jean 
Dykes, joined her in 
the celebration by at- 
tending the game with 
her. Donald Cunning- 
ham, a senior from 
Griffin, Georgia, was 
chosen as the senior 

"It's a shock and 
an honor." replied 
Donald. Donald, 
known as "Duck" 
around campus was 
up against two of 
his fraternity 
brothers for the 

"I would have 
been pleased for ei- 
ther of my brothers 
to have been cho- 

One interesting 
sideline to the new 
queen was the vot- 
ing process. After 
the votes were 
counted, only 548 
students had cas 
their ballots. Severa 

The crowd plays a 
very important 
role in the success 
of the team. Here, an 
enthusiastic fan dons 
sunglasses to fight the 
sun in his eyes that 
went with the chang- 

Members of the 
Samford Strutters 
perform during 
the halftime show at the 
game. The Strutters were 
formed to provide 
Samford with another 
performing group. 

The cheerleading 
squad displays some 
of its building skills 
with this pyramid. The 
squad was an integral 
part of the excitement 
that surrounded the foot- 
ball team in 


reasons were givei 
for low turnout, am 
mam had their owi 
opinions. Somi 
thought that fewei 
independents vote< 
because all (he can 


e greeks, 
thai the 

voting wasn't publi- 
cized enough. Still 
others just didn't 
take the time. 

Todd Carlisle. 
SGA president, said 
that the low turnout 
was due to students 
not understanding 
the importance of 
then right to vote. 

According to Lar- 
ry McQuiston, Sen- 
ate vice president, 
"all schools have the 
s a trie problem." 
Good, bad, or indif- 
ferent. 2 10 fresh- 
men, I 1 6 sopho- 
mores, and 8!> 

ed the introduction 
of the football team 
b\ Coach Bowden, 
the cheerleaders 

presentation of their 
new pom pom rou- 
tine, and the presen- 
tation of commemo- 
rative patches thai 
were sewn on the 
players' jerseys In 
the P a n h e 1 1 e n i c 
Council. The- pep 
rally ended with the 
second fireworks dis- 
play of the semester 
and the traditional 

The weather for 
the game was beau- 
tiful. Alumni and 
guests were treated 
to lunch in Bashin- 
skv Fieldhouse be- 

er, was the defeat of 
Maryville College l>\ 
a score of 72-10. At 
halftime, the Home- 
coming Court was 
presented again and 
the "Spirit of Home- 
coming" award was 
presented to the 
freshman class. The 
final activit) was the 
Homecoming Ball 
held at The Club. 


, Ov. 

the pep 

400 people attended 
the luncheon where 
various campus or- 
ganizations set up 
booths for former 
members to come- b\ 
and visit. The climax 
of the week, howev- 


.ean Rick Traylo 



i prestigioi 

The dance 
The Club, 
and it celebrated the Bull- 
dog victory over 
Maryville College. 

he newlv crowned Bull- 
dog Beauty, Seott 
Hughes, shows off the 
nd legs that earned 
him the honor. The contest 
was sponsored by the Student 

Hughes was sponsored by 
Chi Omega Sorority. 

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Sheer Cliffs And Long Drops Draw The Daring 

It was definitely nol 
an activity for the 
faint-hearted! Ii 
was not unusual 
however, to hear a mem 
ber of the Outdoor Rec- 
reation Organization try 
ing to talk someone into 
scaling down a building 
or a mountain. 

One of the newest 
rages around campus 
was rapelling. Many 
rapelled off anything that 
was taller than they were. 
Others were a little more 
discriminating about 
what they would tie them- 
selves to and jump off of. 
The activity went from 
being the biggest fund- 
raiser at Fall Carnival to 

Sporting an Outdoor 
Recreation t-shirt, 
Ashley Brooks, a sopho- 
more from Marietta, Geor- 
gia, asks one more ques- 
tion before going down for 
good. The outdoor club 
sponsored rapelling off the 
gym during Fall Carnival. 
David Rigg 

being a week-end get- 
away from campus. 

The mountains in and 
around Birmingham were 
perfect, and rapelling be- 
came a way to share the 
message of Christ with 

The approach was def- 
initely back door, but it 
reached some people 
who might not otherwise 

Basically, the outings 
were organized and run 
by the Outdoor Recrea- 
tion Organization. 

The group was formed 
three years ago, but re- 
ally took off this past 

There were thirteen 

T"V ropping in pairs had a 
| 1 more safe feeling than 
going alone. Safety in num- 
bers was the motto of Sher- 
rie Rothermel, freshman 
from Greenville, South 
Carolina, and Dan Ander- 
son, junior from Hunts- 
ville, as they watch each 

core members who were 
responsible for the plan- 
ning and carrying out of 
the various activities. 

The group traveled 
around Alabama and sur- 
rounding states every 
other weekend doing var- 
ious kinds of outdoor ac- 
tivities ranging from cav- 
ing to spelunking to 
rapelling. In May, they 
went on a white water 
rafting trip. 

The president of the 
group, Matthew Pless, 
was a professional rapel- 
ler who taught the core 
members, who in turn 
taught others. 

He said, "it's open to 
the whole student body; 

David Rigg 

you don't have to know 
what you are doing." 

The group got some 
outside interest on var- 
ious trips. 

Kristen Lucas, a junior 
from Huntington Beach, 
California, went caving 
and rapelling with the 

"It's neat to be able to 
do different things you 
would not ordinarily do; 
like rapelling off the side 
of a mountain or crawling 
on your belly in a cave," 
Lucas said. "It's great to 
get away from the city 
and be outside and close 
to nature." 

There were some oth- 
er reasons for getting 

away. The members of 
the group saw the activ- 
ities as a way to share 
their faith in Christ. 

"We can share in this 
way with people that nor- 
mally would not go to 
church," said Kristen 
Hansen, a freshman from 

On the average, the 
group took anywhere 
from 15 to 30 on their 

Hansen said, "We just 
like to go out with who- 
ever wants to join us. 
Usually, we get real dirty 
and tired, but we always 
have a good time." 

— Rachel Pinson and Hallie Von Hagen 

Student » 
the key to the smooth 

day-lo-da> operation of the 

Student Government of- 

fice. Here, a ^.-Ir 

during the hectic »epk» 



and propose policy 
changes on behalf of the 
student body. Here, Mike 
Pugh distributes some per- 
tinent information con- 
cerning a pending propos- 

Larry McQuiston, vice 
president of the SGA in 
charge of the Senate, reads 
some final business during 
the last session of the sen- 
ate for the school year. 
Two major issues the sen- 
ate tackled during the 
1987-88 year were the 
modified meal plan and a 
visitation policy. 


Student Senate 


The Voice Of Students Heard Through Elected Peers 

A I first mention, 
talk of the sen- 
ate probably 
evoked images 
of business suits and 
press conferences. The 
student senate was not 
quite that stark, and the 
senators could be seen 
around campus in jeans 
and mini skirts. 

Each school elected 
two senators per year to 
serve on its behalf. From 
the senate body came 
proposals concerning is- 
sues that directly affected 
the students. Amanda 
Gore, a sophomore sen- 
ator from paralegal 
studies, emphasized the 
importance of student 


can't do 
anything without the 
backing of the students." 
Early in the year, the 
senate was criticized for 
lack of action. In a 
Samford Crimson edito- 
rial, the senate was noted 
as merely a presence on 
campus rather than a 
productive organization. 
The opinion said. "But it 
is the SGA senate that 
has been the proverbial 
phantom, a ghost that no 
one ever sees and rarely 
hears from." The opinion 
further challenged the 
senate bv demanding, "if 
you are doing something, 
let those who elected vou 

know exactly what it is." 
Larry McQ'uiston. a 
senior from Lannett. 
served as vice president 
of the SGA in charge of 
the senate. Some of the 
main issues centered 
around the meal plan 
svstem. the dorm condi- 
tions, and dorm visita- 
tion. Issues and possible 
solutions were investigat- 
ed through student sur- 
veys and queslionaires 
from other Baptist uni- 

Dorm visitation was 
addressed throughout the 
year. Todd Heifner. a 
freshman senator, said. 
"We want to know if the 
visitation is being seen as 

good or bad. and what 
their policies are like." 
concerning the letters to 
other schools. Two fac- 
tors that had to be con- 
tended with were the stu- 
dent support of the policy 
and the cooperation of 
the resident assistants. 
Debbie Flaker. a senior 
RA. said. "It might be a 
little more responsibility, 
but if the university is go- 
ing to trust the students 
enough, then we should 
be able to trust them 

The meal plan revision 
proposal required only 
freshmen to purchase the 
19-meal plan. Choices 
were narrowed to either 

the 12-meal plan or the 
19-meal plan. With 12 
meals, students would 
pay the actual cost of the 
food, while with 19 
meals, a slight discount 
would go into effect. 

The senate definitely 
overcame its early crit- 
icism and accepted the 
challenge to show its 
work. It proved thai. 
"students are the most 
important constituents of 
the university, and an or- 
ganization such as the 
student senate should be 
as integral a part of the 
university as the Senate 
is to the White House." 

S ., in. , if it,.- -iii.l. Mt -.11- rTI he Student Govern- 

atorit pooe during their I men! office wait a 

weekl) meeting. To the far great place to ttOD anil take 

left i- Calvin Howard, a a break. Here. Nancy 

profe»» or in the law ftchool. Helton, a junior from Port 



Students Work To Make Ends Meet 

For some stu- 
dents, the price 
of a college ed- 
ucation meant 
finding a job. 

Working on-campus 
was convenient for stu- 
dents who did not own 
cars and beneficial for 
the university. 

All on-campus em- 
ployees had to be ap- 
proved through the finan- 
cial aid office. For some 
students, their financial 
aid packages included 
their job requirements as 
well as their scholarship 

Danielle Walther, a 
freshman from Atlanta, 
worked in the library. 

Putting out the daily 
mail was a big part of 
Joy Davis' regular job. 
Meeting people was just 
one advantage of getting 
first hands on the mail. 

Walther, an international 
relations major, was re- 
sponsible for a variety of 
jobs ranging from check- 
ing books in or out, work- 
ing in the periodical de- 
partment, and aiding 
students with any ques- 
tions they might have. 

She worked on Tues- 
day and Thursday after- 
noons for a couple of 
hours and then she had to 
close one night a week. 

"Working here has a 
lot of advantages. I can 
get first look at reserved 
books and working with 
the librarian aids me with 
my personal research for 
my classes," Walther 
said. "The best part is 

they let me study on the 
job if it's critical." 

Jorja Hollowell, a 
sophomore from Olive 
Branch, Mississippi, 
worked in the housing of- 
fice. She was responsible 
for general clerical work 
and handling room as- 
signments. Jorja had to 
wait for a year to get a 
job on the regular pay- 
roll. She was then placed 
on a waiting list to work 
in the housing office. 

Hollowell, an English 
major, was recommend- 
ed and interviewed for 
her position by housing 
director Tim Hebson. All 
the student workers were 
assistants to Ann Creas- 

man, housing office man- 

Joy Davis, a freshman 
from Sumiton, worked in 
the post office. She was 
responsible for helping to 
put out student mail and 
metering the departmen- 
tal mail. Her supervisor 
was Ruth Beason, man- 
ager of the post office. 

Davis commented, "It 
is a good working envi- 
ronment and a good way 
to meet people." 

Carla Carden, a junior 
from Calera, worked in 
the English department 
for Dr. Charles Work- 
man, chairman of the de- 

She said, "I get more 

than just pay. I receive 
inside information within 
the department which 
helps make decisions 
about what teachers to 
take to best aid my Eng- 
lish career." 

No matter where and 
when, the part time job 
was a big part of the col- 
lege experience. 

At the turn of the cen- 
tury, on-campus workers 
at this university received 
as little as 10 cents per 
hour. That seems a bit 
harsh, but in the early 
1900s, there was no 
such thing as a minimum 
wage law. 


Student Workers 

C.'iii . -i .1 1 1 1 - I 1 1 1 1 1. Spil- 
ler. Karen Fail-child, 
Starcy Newaame, An- 
ilr«M Gilson. and Laura 
Scott pose for pictured af- 
ter the pageant. 

p I ii in I > plays to the - I 


the talei 

< .ini|iitilion. Each contes- 
tant performed a talent of 
their choice for the puhlir 
portion of the pageant. 

Freshman Julie Coons cap- 
tured the title of 1988 
Miss Entre Nous. Coons, a 
Birmingham resident, re- 
ceded a 8500 scholarship and 
the opportunity to compete for 
the title of Miss Alahama. 





Beauties Strive To Win The Judges' 


■ ^ rofessionalism 

ed such as the cheer- 

biographies of each girl. 

Stewart, sponsored b 

formed a piano solo: Jen 

MW was the look of 

leaders rising from the 

The girls wore gowns 

Alpha Psi Omega, who nifer Barkley. sponsored 

W^ the 1987 Miss 

orchestra pit before the 

of their own choice and 

performed a jazz dance by Lambda Chi Alpha. 

1 Entre Nous 

performance. The stage 

they were judged on 

routine; Stacey Godfrey 

who sang "My Field is 


was set for a wonderful 

presentation and poise. 

sponsored by the nursing Empty:'" Laura Scott. 

Twenty-two girls put 

evening and everyone 

Before the beginning 

students, who performed sponsored by Zeta Tau 

on their best look in or- 

was looking their best. 

of the talent competition. 

a baton twirling routine 

Alpha Sorority, who sang 

der to compete for the 

Special escorts for the 

Resha Riggins, a former 

Karen Fairchild, spon 

"Somewhere Over the 

title of Miss Entre Nous 
and the chance to com- 

evening were Jon Corts, a 
sophomore from Win- 

Samford student and 
1987 Miss Entre Nous, 

sored by Sigma Chi Fra- Rainbow;" Cyndi 
ternity. who sang "He'll Mashburn. sponsored by 


pete in the Miss Alabama 

ston-Salem, North Caro- 

performed a vocal duet 

Find A Way;"" Andrea her parents, who sang 

Pageant in June. 

lina, and Chris Webb, a 

with Peter Reich to "I've 

Gilson. sponsored by Ph 

l "Keepin" Out of Mis- 

Freshman, Julie 

freshman from Warrior. 

Just Seen Jesus." 

Mu Sorority, who sang chief;"* Erline Spiller. 

Coons, a sister of Zeta 

Kym Williams. Miss 

With more competitors 

"Till There Was You:" 

sponsored by Pi Kappa 

Tau Alpha, walked away 

Alabama 1987, emceed 

than ever, a variety of 

Toni Coyle, sponsored b 

Phi Fraternity, who sang 


with the title of Miss En- 

the event which also 

talents was assured. 

her parents who per 

- "All At Once:"" Paulie 


tre Nous. 

served as a preliminary 

The contestants in- 

formed sign language to Crumpton. sponsored bv 


The evening began 

for the Miss Alabama 

cluded: Rita Matthews. 

"I See Him in You:" 

Chi Omega Sororih. who 


with the cheerleading 


sponsored by Phi Mu Al- 

Becca McLemore. spon 

performed a tap dance 


squad. They got the 

The first glimpse the 

pha Sinfonia. who sang 

sored by the Junio 

r routine to ""Singin" In 


crowd going with an elec- 

audience got of the girls 

"There's A Time For 

Class, who sang and The Rain:"" Stace) New- 


trifying routine to the 

was in the evening gown 

Us;" Jamie Lamb, spon- 

played the piano to some, sponsored l>\ 


pageant theme song, 

competition. As they 

sored by Pi Kappa Alpha 

"Send in the Clowns;* 

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 

"You've Got The Look." 

sported their sequins and 

Fraternity, who sang 

Julie Evans, sponsored who performed a gym- 


Some extras were add- 

smiles. Williams read the 

"Desperado;" Terri 

b\ her parents, who per 

nasties routine: lamim 


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Gafnea. sponsored by 
Delia Zeta Sorority, who 
sang a medley of Amy 
Grant songs; and Jerrie 
Perkins, sponsored by 
the Sophomore Class, 
who sang "Amazing 

Two contestants tied 
for honors in the talent 
competition. Julie Coons, 
a special education major 
from Birmingham, won 
with her rendition of 
"Come In From the 
Rain." Janine Smith, a 
psychology major from 
Saraland, also won with 
her piano solo of 
"Nobody Knows the 
Trouble I've Seen." 

Smith said, "I ar- 
ranged the song myself, 
so it meant a lot to me 
that the judges liked it." 

The contestants were 
judged in four categories: 

interview, swimsuit, eve- 
ning gown, and talent 
which was worth fifty per- 
cent. The public viewed 
only the evening gown 
and talent competitions. 

The swimsuit compe- 
tition was won by Kim 
Williamson, a biology 
major from Lebanon, 

Williamson said, "I'm 
thrilled. This is the sec- 
ond year in a row and it's 
a great feeling." 

Before the judges de- 
cisions were announced, 
Riggins sang "To God Be 
The Glory" and received 
a standing ovation as she 
took the traditional last 
walk of her reign. 

Riggins said, "I'd like 
to thank Samford for her 
Christian morals and 
standards. To represent 
Samford in the Miss Al- 
abama Pageant was the 

most wonderful expe- 
rience Fve had. To 
my successor I wish 
the pride to know that 
she is representing the 
best school in Ala- 

Kym Williams also 
presented a very com- 
ical rendition of 
"Somewhere That's 
Green" from the mov- 
ie "Little Shop of 

Pageant Director 
Cindy Vines an- 
nounced the Spirit of 
Miss Entre Nous 

Contestant Laura 
Scott sings with 

shares a combination of 
the Judy Garland Clas- 
•'Somewhere Over 




itSL- JHH Bnl 

Jut i ipwi — Tffi' ly**™'M" 

J JL O I Miss Entre Nous Pageant 

. 11 the contestants ap- 

The Pageant Director A II 

Cindy Vines poses with f^ pear before the judges 

the pageant commit- and the crowd during 

tee. Members are: Melanie the evening gown compe- 

Pennington, Whitney tition. Here, the girls anx- 

Wheeler, Kim Filch, and iously await the anounce- 

Polly Waite. ment of the w 

Sonya Phillips, third 
runner-up in the com- 
petition, sang a ver- 
sion of Sandi Patti's "Via 
Dolorosa. " The song 
showed Sonya's talent by 
forcing her to sing in two 
different languages. 

Student life 

J 29 



The award was given 
to the group or organ- 
ization with the most 
members present. Each 
member of the audience 
was asked to wear a 
sticker that read "I'm 
here to support . . ." The 
winner of the first annual 
award was Zeta Tau Al- 

Janine Smith was 
named fourth runner-up. 
Sonya Phillips, a junior 
from Oneonta, was third 

Phillips was sponsored 
by Sigma Nu Fraternity 
and she sang "Via 
Dolorosa." Second run- 
ner-up was Andi Camp- 
bell, a sophomore from 
Lannett sponsored by Phi 
Mu. Kim Williamson, a 
sophomore sponsored by 

Chi Omega, was named 
first runner-up. 

Coons 1988 winner 
said, "I felt like all the 
girls were so talented. 
I'm just thankful to the 
Lord for entrusting me 
with so much." 

Jan Coons, Julie's 
mother, said, "If the 
Lord can use her in any 
way, I'm humbled by it. 
Julie is just Julie." 

Julie was awarded a 
$500 scholarship and the 
chance to compete in the 
Miss Alabama Pageant. 

Judges included: Jim- 
my Jones, Associate Met- 
ropolitan Editor of the 
Birmingham Post- 
Herald; Dana Anglin, 
Field Director for the 
Miss Alabama Pageant; 
and Rebecca Fairley, a 
Director of the Miss 
Shelby County Pageant. 

Anglin said, "The 
pageant was well or- 
ganized and the girls 
worked hard." 

Vines said, "The 
pageant went better 
than expected." 

The Pageant Com- 
mittee included: Me- 
lanie Pennington, 
Kim Fitch, Melissa 
Goodwin, Keith Kir- 
kley, Amy Lawrence, 
Donna Shelley, Polly 
Waite, Whitney 
Wheeler, Anne Wil- 
son and Lisa Wilson. 

— Tracey Shepard 

Contestants Jamie 
Lamb, Tammy 
Gafhea, and Cyndi 
Mashburn pose in their 
evening gowns. The 
contestants chose their 
own gowns and were 
judged on the basis of 
poise and appearance. 

s Entre Nous Pageant 



Contestant Julie Evans 
pauses in front of the 
judges during the eve- 
ning gov. n competition. Ev- 
ans was sponsored by Zeta 
Tau Alpha Sorority. 


Dancing Rules Change; But In Specific Places 

I mendation of 

I the Faculty 

^^^ Committee on 

Student Affairs, and the 
Student Government Ex- 
ecutive Council, the uni- 
versitvs procedure con- 
cerning social dancing on 
campus was altered. 

The controversy began 
during Jan term when all 
fraternity presidents and 
IFC representatives were 
called to a meeting with 
Dean Martha Ann Cox. 
vice president of student 

The fraternity repre- 
sentatives were given a 
set of new guidelines that 
called for no dancing and 

Enjoying the first dance 
on-campus, Nathan 
Varner, a senior from 
Taiwan, dances the night 
away. The Bashinsky Field- 
house served yet another 
purpose as students 
danced on-campus for the 
first time "officially." 

no girls in the fraternity 

The response of the 
fraternities was with- 
drawal from the annual 
Step Sing production 
held in February. In a 
letter submitted by the 
IFC to the Student Gov- 
ernment Association, 
several reasons for the 
withdrawal were outlined. 

Brad Williams, Pres- 
ident of IFC. said. "You 
can't get around the fact 
that Step Sing is dancing, 
but that was just one rea- 
son for our deciding not 
to participate. It was 
more or less a combina- 
tion of elements that led 
to the drop out." 

Many people used the 
dance to see everyone 
and catch up on what 
was going on. Here a lucky guy 
gets caught between two part- 
ners. Sharon Brown and Amy 
Davidson give their AZ big 
brother a hug between dances. 

Dean Cox said. "We 
were tired of the incon- 
sistency for saying no to 
Student Government and 
not to fraternities." Cox 
also said that the policy 
was discussed with Pres- 
ident Corts. "I discussed 
it with him thoroughly 
and he supported my de- 
cision," she stated. 

Sorority presidents 
met and submitted their 
'.erms for participation in 
Step Sing. They decided 
that the groups would 
present their shows in 
costume and in the for- 
mation of their Greek let- 
ters, but with no dancing. 
They also asked that their 
groups not be judged. 

D.vid Rigg 

On January 27. 1988. 
President Corts sent a 
new policy about on- 
campus dancing. The 
policy stated: 1. dancing 
would be allowed in spe- 
cific and approved loca- 
tions; 2. dancing events 
would be scheduled 
through the student af- 
fairs office; 3. security 
would be handled 
through the student af- 
fairs office; 4. attention 
would be given to the 
music so that it would be 
appropriate for the stan- 
dards and policies of a 
Christian institution and; 
5. the sponsoring group 
would be responsible for 
maintaining dress stan- 


Needless to say. stu- 
dents were pleased and 
the preparations for the 
first on-campus dance 
began. Ironically, the 
dance was scheduled for 
the night of Step Sing 
dress rehearsal. Presi- 
dent Corts said of the 
new policy, "I am certain 
that we, as a Christian 
community, can imple- 
ment this policy and pro- 
cedure in such a manner 
that it is a further en- 
hancement of our life to- 
gether in this very special 

■ CD 

It did not really matter 
who was around, stu- 
dents just kind of danced 
wherever they were. These 
guys take a few minutes to 
enjoy a tune "on-the- 

A fun dance was on tap 
for the evening. The 
music just helped to en- 
hance the fun of the eve- 
ning. It was fun to get eve- 
ryone together without 
going off campus. This 
couple enjoys dancing 
while goofing off to the 
tune of the music. 

Allison Early, Laura 
Powell, Marta Smith, 
and Leslie High pose for a 
picture while having some 
fun together. The dance 
was a time for people to 
get together on campus 
and enjoy a common ac- 
tivity without the trouble 
of going off-campus. 

David Ki«« 


Junior Hope Hanlam re- 
reives her Friendliest Stu- 
dent award from Larry 
McQuislon, vice president of 
Student Senate. Hanlam got a 
double honor as she was also 
named one of the Junior Class 
recipients of the annual Stu- 
dent Government Association 

The work of the Step Sing 
Committee often goes un- 
noticed. That work, how- 
ever, is invaluable. Here, the 
committee is introduced to the 
audience for some well- 

^\ cholarship winners 
^\ are announced as a 
part of the Friday night 
production. Here, all 
the winners are 
presented to the audi- 
ence. The recipients 
are chosen on the basis 
of their activities, schol- 
arship, and overall con- 
tribution to life at the 

Lrw Arnold 

J 34 

Friendliest win recognition by peers 

Though the 
awards for 
Slep Sing were 
changed and 
rearranged this year, the 
traditional Friday eve- 
ning recognition of out- 
standing students and 
teachers took place. 

The Friendliest 
Awards were presented 
to: Mabry Lunceford, re- 
ligion professor, and Ma- 
ry Hudson, mathematics 
professor. Lunceford re- 
ceived the award for the 
second year in a row. The 
nominations came from 
students and the awards 
are given on the basis of 
a popular vote. 

The friendliest stu- 
dents awards were given 

to female student Hope 
Haslam, a junior from 
Sante Fe, New Mexico 
and male student, Pat 
Eddins. a junior from 
Pleasant Grove, who re- 
ceived the award for the 
second year in a row. 

Eddins said that he felt 
"very honored to get the 
award," but he did not 
think he would receive 
the award two years in a 

The annual Student 
Government Scholar- 
ships were also presented 
to a male and female 
from each class. Appli- 
cants were chosen on the 
basis of their religious, 
social, scholastic, and or- 
ganizational involvement. 

The freshman recipi- 
ents were Susan Byrd 
from Spring Hill. Florida, 
and Justin Rudd from 

Sophomore recipients 
were Michelle Young 
from Hermitage, Tennes- 
see, and Scott McGinnis 
from Nashville, Tennes- 

Junior recipients were 
Hope Haslam from Santa 
Fe, New Mexico, and 
Tom Savage from Bir- 

The Step Sing commit- 
tee worked hard to make 
the production a success 
despite the changes in 
participation. The com- 
mittee was responsible 
for working with groups 

during their technical re- 
hearsals during the two 
weeks of preparation. 
For the actual perfor- 
mances, they were re- 
sponsible for getting the 
groups on and off the 
stage in a very short pe- 
riod of time. 

Step Sing could not 
have gone off without the 
hard work and dedication 
of all the committee 
members. The committee 
members were represen- 
tative of the student body 
and the groups that par- 
ticipated in the show. 

Another group that 
cannot go unnoticed was 
the stage crew. They 
were responsible for 
working with each group. 

They worked to tailor a 
specific lighting scheme 
that coordinated the 
groups theme and the 
overall theme. 

This group also han- 
dled the sound and light- 
ing for the rest of the 
concert hall. Because of 
the nature of the controls 
in LSW, all the lighting 
and sound had to be 
preset in the computer. 
Without the hard work 
and expertise of this be- 
hind the scenes group, 
the show could never 
have gone on. 

moments in the limelight 
as they are awarded the 
"Spirit of Step Sing" tro- 
phy. In a very unusual 
year, this trophy was the 
only award given. 




Fraternities Back Out; Football Team Moves In 

Tsion of Slep 
Sing, tradition- 
all) made up of 
the five social fraterni- 
ties, was missing some- 
thing in 1988 — the fra- 
lernit) participation. The 
difference was that, when 
the fraternities dropped 
out. another group 
moved in. 

The decision to drop 
out of the Slep Sing com- 
petition came after each 
of the fraternity presi- 
dents and the lnter- 
fratcrnit) Council mem- 
bers met with Dean Mar- 
tha Ann Cox. vice pres- 
ident of Student Affairs. 
This meeting look place 
on January I. 1 088. 
During this meeting, 
Dean Cox presented 

A choir-like formation 
ga\e ju»l the right ef- 
fect for the foothall team at* 
the> naiifc the Alma Mater 
anil the Fight .Song. I lii- 
>earV program marked the 

some new regulations 
thai all greek organiza- 
tions must follow. 

Among the regulations 
was a "No dancing" pol- 
ic) in the fraternity hous- 
es. This was to go along 
with the no dancing pol- 
icy thai was in effect for 
the entire campus. The 
new regulations were an 
attempt by the adminis- 
tration to be consistent 
with all lite organizations 
on campus. 

The meeting with 
Dean Cox was not the 
primary reason for the 
fraternity withdrawal, but 
it was cited as the main 
instigator. IFC President 
Brad Williams cited in a 
letter to Student Govern- 
ment President Todd 
Carlisle the various rea- 

i in.. I | 


sons for the decision not 
to participate in the an- 
nual production. 

Among the reasons 
was a clause that staled 
that they decided not to 
participate "to be consis- 
tent with the newly en- 
forced administration 
policy of no dancing 
whatsoever on campus." 
Other reasons cited were: 
the time commitment re- 
quired for rehearsals, the 
amount of money needed 
for costumes, reduced 
study and class time, and 
an overall lack of inler- 

Williams felt the de- 
cision to not participate 
may have been made re- 
gardless of the rules that 
were presented by Dean 
Cox. He said that he was 

"unable to speak for all 
the fraternities, but he 
fell thai the problems had 
been building up for a 
long lime." 

Although the fraternity 
participation was miss- 
ing, the university foot- 
ball team's spirit was not 
dampened in the least. 
They had come up with 
their own show, and for 
the first time in fourteen 
years, they were going to 
participate in the annual 

The crowd roared, but 
it was not from watching 
them score. As they came 



dressed in their red and 
blue uniforms and they 
were dancing to the 
sound of Michael Jack- 
son's "Bad." Their "We 

Are The Champions" 
theme also contained oth- 
er hits such as: the theme 
from the "Bad News 
Bears," "Let's Get Phys- 
ical," "Eye Of The Ti- 
ger," "We Are The 
Champions," and the 
"'Samford Shuffle." They 
were able to capture the 
hearts of the audience 
with their renditions of 
the "Samford Fight 
Song" and the "Samford 
Alma Mater." 

The production was 
different because of the 
fraternity withdrawal, but 
it was given some added 
life with the football 
team's participation. 

LuAnn Tyre, Leisl Dees, 
and Sharon Pate display 
their STOP signs as they sing, 
"STOP In The Name of Love," 
during their salute to the 
women of music history. The 
Diana Ross classic was one of 
only a few songs that Delta 
Omicron shared with the au- 

from Centreville, shows 
his stuff as the men of Phi Mu 
Alpha Sinfonia presented 
their "star studded" produc- 

"T> rothers David Burdeshaw 
I) and Kevin Boles show off 
the latest dance moves. Da- 
vid, a sophomore from Mont- 
gomery, was a choreographer 
for the Phi Mu Alpha show. 

I DO I Delia Omirror 

and Phi Mu Alpha 


Fanfare And Finale Round Out Show 

I place twice!" This 
I statement, of ad- 
"*" vertising fame, 
proved to be true of the 
Step Sing tradition. From 
the first note to the last 
drum roll, the only thing 
that was the same were 
the groups that set the 

Friday night fell clear 
and cold over the campus 
and the faithful support- 
ers came filing in. The 
nervous energy and ten- 
sion mounted as the show 
was about to begin. 

"Let The Good Times 
Roll" was chosen as the 
theme for the 1988 pro- 
duction. Beginning the 
show was the task set out 

for the beautiful and tal- 
ented sisters of Delta 
Omicron, the Interna- 
tional Professional Music 
Fraternity for Women. 

In what has come to be 
one of the highlights of 
Step Sing, the ladies 
showcased their voices 
with eye-stopping dance 
steps and glittering cos- 

This year, the ladies 
presented "the ladies." 
In a tribute to the won- 
derful women of song. 
They shared a moving 
display of songs by and 
about women who have 
been known as giants of 
the industry. 

The ladies took the au- 
dience back to wartime 

with "Whatever Will Be. 
Will Be" and "My Boy- 
friend's Back." They 
changed dramatically, 
however, before they fin- 
ished with the Motown 
era and "R-E-S-P-E-C- 
T." Somewhere in be- 
tween, the show spanned 
the decades and the at- 
titudes between the time 

Robin Campbell was 
the group's director and 
choreographer. Other 
choreographers were Pa- 
tricia Fulbright, and Hol- 
ly Hancock. Musical ar- 
rangement was written by 
Robin Campbell and Pa- 
tricia Fulbright 

After the saluu, the 
mood was sei and the 

stage was filled with an- 
other year of banner per- 

The final tradition was 
as exciting as the first. 
The brothers of Phi Mu 
Alpha Sinfonia, the Na- 
tional Professional Music 
Fraternity for Men. per- 
formed the traditional 
closing program. 

This year, the focus 
was stars. Not movie 
stars or rock stars, but 
the actual masses of 
atoms and molecules that 
make up the stars in the 

The brothers opened 
with their rendition of 
"Shining Star" and 
"Swinging On A Star." 
Their voices put all the 

girls in a most romantic 
frame of mind when they 
sang some old favorites 
like. "Stars Fell On Al- 
abama" and a lullaby ar- 
rangement of "Twinkle. 
Twinkle. Little Star." 

Bif Patterson, a senior 
from Hueytown. served 
as director and choreog- 
rapher for the show. 
David Burdeshaw. a 
sophomore from Mont- 
gomery, also served as 

Traditionally, these 
groups had been the onl) 
non-competing partici- 
pants. This year, howev- 
er, they were just the 
same as all the rest. Well, 
almost the same! 

The beautiful voices of 
the sisters of Delta 
Omicron filled the concert 
hall with the music of the 
ages. The women of mu- 
sical fame were well 
presented by the women 
who study their art daily. 
Here, two members of Del- 
ta Omicron sing their 
hearts out. 

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Traditions Broken As Sororities Stand Still 


I rounding the fra- 
^- (entities, the wom- 
en's division looked as if 
nothing had really 
changed. They presented 
their shows with profes- 
sionalism and style — 
minus the dancing. 

The groups were faced 
with participating and 
supporting the fraternity 
decision. The groups 
asked to be removed 
from competition, and 
they stipulated that they 
would perform in cos- 
tume in the formation of 
their Greek letters. In a 
letter submitted lo the 
Step Sing committee. 

Freshmen Susan Byrd 
and Tracy Cherry par- 
ticipate in their first Step 
Sing production. The Al- 
pha Delta Pi show was 
complete with sailor hats 
as they took to the high 
seas and sailed away. 

these stipulations were 
outlined. The committee 
acknowledged the letter 
and the plans went on as 

Dress rehearsal jitters 
were noticeable and 
some people had a hard 
time keeping still. Early 
announcements of low 
ticket sales were followed 
by a sparse Friday night 
crowd. As the curtain 
went up, many empty 
seats greeted the per- 

However, the girls per- 
formed just as if nothing 
had changed. The sisters 
of Alpha Delta Pi wore 
sailor collars and hats. 
Their tribute to the men 

r~p aking a trip through a 
1 "Winter Wonderland," 
Zeta Tau Alpha members, 
Sonya Phillips and Edith 
Foster sing through the 
seasons for the audience. 
Some old favorites helped 
to get the audience in- 
volved in the show. 

of the high seas was a 
excellent way to get eve- 
ryone relaxed and in the 
mood to enjoy the show. 

The sisters of Chi 
Omega continued with a 
ride on the railroad. 
From the old favorite 
"Chatanooga Choo- 
Choo" to "The Spirit of 
New Orleans," the girls 
really had the look with 
their engineer overalls 
and bandanas. 

The sisters of Delta 
Zeta experimented with a 
different type of theme 
by emphasizing color in 
song. Their lighting and 
bright, shiny costumes 
only added to the em- 
phasis as they sang songs 

such as "'The Purple 
People Eater." 

The sisters of Phi Mu 
took the audience back in 
time with their tribute to 
the Old West. With white 
hats and fringe, they gave 
the audience some old- 
fashioned enjoyment. Fi- 
nally, the ladies of Zeta 
Tau Alpha sent shivers 
through the audience 
with their Winter Won- 
derland show. With ice 
blue outfits and snow- 
white gloves, the feeling 
of winter was in the air as 
they shared some of the 
old favorites of the sea- 

When all was said and 
done, the consensus was 

a hope that (he show 
would return to normal. 
The people who did come 
were treated lo a profes- 
sional looking perfor- 
mance. The women's di- 
vision did the best it 
could given the situation. 
"After receiving an ex- 
planation of the situation, 
our chapter was com- 
mended by our national 
organization for the stand 
that was taken by the so- 
rorities," Edith Foster. 
President of Zeta Tau Al- 
pha, said. 


Freshman Justin Rudd 
looks to the sky in the 
freshman class show. The 
show highlighted the light 
and dark themes in con- 
temporary music. 

Deena Haynes, a fresh- 
man from Nashville, 
Tennessee, performs for 
the audience during the 
freshman class show. The 
freshman show was the 
only class show that was 
truly "mixed." 

id Ki„ K 

snare I 

i of the Minis- 
J_ terial Association 
(hare their "majestic" cos- 
tumes and their majestic ex- 
pressions. The group fo- 
cused on the majesty of 
Jesus Christ. They used con- 
temporary Christian music 
as well as sharing some of 
the majesty of hymns. 

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Mixed Shows Taught Lesson And Entertained 

In an unusual trend, 
the freshman class 
and the Ministerial 
Association sang 
along the same 
lines. Their themes had 
similar messages and 
their presentations were 
similarly thought- 

The freshman class 
had to work with some- 
what of a disadvantage 
because they were the 
"new kids on the block." 
Unless they had visited 
the university during pre- 
vious productions, they 
had never seen what Step 
Sing was all about. Thus, 
their task was coming up 
with a theme and putting 
it on the stage. Their 
choice was to share the 
light and darkness that is 
ever present in song. 

Through their theme, 
they hoped to share with 
the audience and their 
fellow students some of 
the joys and disappoint- 
ments of their first year 
at school. It was through 
Step Sing, a very intense 
and concentrated time of 
working together, that 
they became a close-knit 

The show began with 
"The Heat Is On" and 
the participants began 
strong. The show then al- 
ternated between songs 
that emphasized some of 
the baser elements of so- 
ciety and songs that il- 
lustrated God's love and 
concern for His people. 
The theme was further 
emphasized by the 
group's costumes. Some 
of the members were 

dressed in white sweat 
suits with a sun and a 
cross. The other cos- 
tumes were red sweat 
suits with flames on the 
front. Again, these served 
to emphasize the overall 
theme of the program. 

Directors for the show 
were Rich Johnson and 
Angela Baker. Melissa 
Bailey served as chore- 
ographer and Beth 
Rowell was responsible 
for the musical arrange- 

In a show that touched 
the hearts of everyone in 
the audience, the Minis- 
terial Association shared 
the majesty of Jesus. It 
seemed somewhat ironic 
that one of the few 
groups that danced was 
the Ministerial Associa- 
tion. After the earlier 

dancing controversy, 
they surprised everyone 
and gave a spectacular 

The show combined 
the new sound of con- 
temporary Christian mu- 
sic with the traditional 
sounds of old-fashioned 
hymns. They challenged 
the audience to take the 
time to sit back and enjoy 
all that the Lord offers 
them every day. 

After opening with 
"Majesty," the group 
shared their versions of 
"Hosanna," "How Ma- 
jestic Is Your Name." 
"Come Let Us Worship 
the King," and "How 
Great Thou Art." Their 
costumes reflected the 
theme in color and style. 
The royal blue and black 
showcased the lights and 

the sound of the music. 

Sheila Love and Stan 
Hanby were directors 
and musical arrangers for 
the show. Choreogra- 
phers were Kim 
Kotchmar. Missy Wood- 
son, and Ginger Camp- 

In a year that tried the 
patience of all the people 
who were associated with 
the Step Sing program, 
the mixed groups buck- 
led down and produced 
the kinds of shows that 
made the job of coordi- 
nating the details an eas- 
ier and more pleasant 
one. They were enter- 
taining, but they also 
showed how the love of 
Jesus was alive and wel 
on the campus and in th< 
lives of its students. 

P arm 
trie thin) 

ncy footwork and 
arm movements were 
ng that got the au- 
dience. Not many groups 
showed much movement, 
so when the Ministerial As- 
sociation did, it helped get 
the audience in the mood 
for entertainment. 

6 6T Can't Get No Satis- 
1 faction," was the 
claim of Justin Rudd as he 
portrayed a "pick up" of 
his partner. That song was 
chosen to demonstrate the 
dark side of society in the 
music world. 



Mixed Division Sophomores Win Spirit Award 


the mem- 
rs of l Ik 

Sophomore Class as it 
was announced thai they 

had won the first Spirit of 
Step Sing Award. 

That award had the 
distinguished honor of 
being the onl) award 
presented to an) partici- 
pating group this year. 

The Step Sing contmil- 
tee judged the groups on 
the basis of their attitude, 
cooperation, enthusiasm, 
and energy. 

The winning group 
was not announced until 
the Saturday night per- 
formance during the time 

that, normally, the year's 
winners would have been 

The group was given 
the rotating sweepstakes 
tropin as its award and it 
was to be housed in the 
Student Government of- 
fice until next year. 

Step Sing committee 
technician Eddie Bev ill 
said the sophomores 
were chosen because, de- 
spite the negative over- 
lone of Step Sing, they 
kept a positive outlook as 
a group and always had a 
good attitude. 

Bevill said. -You 
could tell they put a lot of 
time and hard work into 
the show." 



S(.\ Vice 
Stephen Da\ 
nore compliments lor 

he group when he stated. 

thej were very optimis- 

ic in trying to do things 

. a helpful way." 
Despite their partici- 

ation as a mixed group, 
he all-girl show opened 
M Like Dreamin" "" 
iheme with a subtle ren- 
dition of Brahms Lullaby. 
They moved from 
there into such hits as 
"Mr. Sandman."" "Life 
Would Be A Dream," 
"Dreamgirls," "All I 
Have To Do Is Dream,'* 
and "I Still Believe In 
Dreams" to round out 
their show. 

The girls wore teal- 
colored night shirts to 
emphasize their theme 
and they oozed with en- 
thusiasm and unity. 

Director Buthie Swift 
said the group's main 
goal was to strive for 
Christ to become the 
center of the group. 

Having accomplished 
this goal, the group felt it 
had won from the begin- 
ning and that the Spirit 
Award was just an added 

The show was chore- 
ographed by Ellen Duvall 
and arranged by Dana 

Committee members 
included Darissa Brooks. 

Sabrina Carter and Ash- 
ley Vance. 

The hard work and 
dedication of all the 
members paid off in the 
end. Their excitement 
was evident as a blue 
mass of nightshirts flood- 
ed the stage to get their 
award. And they smiled 
as if their dreams really 
had come true. 


r Pe, 


Brook*, Trt 

rhe child came out in eve- 
ryone as I). Iirn Hazzard 
and HludentH alike shared 

» they were whisked away to a 
here anything was pos- 

II Shepard and Julie Roark 

■^ display some of what lit- 


i the 


►n of Step Sing. 
The mixed division and the 
foothall teams were the only 
shows where dancing was per- 

^mh mm - ^| 

■ he suhlle opei 

of the 
Show drew 
praise from the audience. 
Here, Julie Davis and Becky 
Null are on their way to shar- 
ing dreams with the audience. 


Simple Celebrations Allow a Break From Routine 

It was no doubt that 
the cafeteria was 
one of the hot spots 
around the campus. 
It did not take long 
for freshmen to catch 
on to the term "cafe" 
as the proper name for 
the common meeting 
place. It was considered 
to be one of the best 
places to see and be 
seen as well as a great 
place to catch up on the 
social and gossip scene. 
At the beginning of 
the year, the inside of 
the cafeteria received a 
facelift that consisted 
of remodeling its serv- 
ing facilities. 

In order to comple- 
ment the remodeling, 
the SAGA staff worked 
hard to make the caf- 
eteria as much like 
home as possible. 

These efforts included 
some special nights that 
could be emphasized 
through the foods that 
accompanied them. 

One of the first spe- 
cial occasions held in 
the cafeteria was a cel- 
ebration that coincided 
with the annual Fall 

That night in the ca- 
fe, students were treat- 
ed to freshly popped 
pop corn, cotton candy, 
soft pretzels, nach 
and ice cream. The ca 
fe was full of the usua 
carnival style decora 
tions that included bal 
loons and streamers. 
Students got a chance 
to get ready for the car- 
nival and they actually 
had some fun in the ca- 
fe while getting in the 
' fth. 

Of course, the tradi- 
tional Christmas din- 
ner was held on De- 
cember 1 in honor of 
the Hanging of the 
Green ceremony that 
was held the same 

Decorations included 
candlelight, pine and 
holly centerpieces, and 
red and white table- 
cloths. Special enter- 
tainment was provided 
as the students dined 
on roast beef and 

The second semester 
began with a home 
cooking night that fea- 
tured recipes submit- 
ted bv mothers of stu- 
dents. Each dish served 
that night was pre- 
pared exactly accord- 
ing to the recipes that 
everyone longed to go 

home for. The families 
that had submitted the 
dishes were invited to 
the cafeteria for the 
special dinner and the 
students got a chance 
to see just what makes 
the homes of their 
classmates extra spe- 

During the spring se- 
mester, students were 
treated to a trip across 
the seas as they cele- 
brated Italian night. 

Again, a candlelight 
setting created the per- 
fect atmosphere as stu- 
dents filled themselves 
with spaghetti, tortel- 
lini, tried zucchini, and 
a host of special des- 
serts that had their or- 
igin in Italy. 

The final special cel- 
ebration that was held 
during the year was a 

lac k\ Tourist party . 

Students dressed up 
and were judged ac- 
cording to their cos- 
tumes. The winners of 
the contest were 
Mandy Rodgers, a jun- 
ior from Decatur, and 
Jorja Hollowell. a soph- 
omore from Olive 
Branch, Mississippi. 
Again, students were 
treated to nachos. pop- 
corn, ice cream, and 
other carnival-like 

These special nights 
were a great way for 
the full-time cafeteria 
staff to get to know the 
students as well as mak- 
ing the (ale- a tun ex- 
perience. The cafe stall 
provided steak night at 
least once- each month 
where students got 
their choice of a steak 
or shrimp and baked 
potatoes with all the 

There was no doubt 
that the cafeteria was .1 
tar cry from the home 
atmosphere that the 
students had all come 
from and the place that 
they longed tor, but 

the stall would never 
be accused of not doing 
then part to make it 

seem as enjoyable as 


Dean Martha Ann 
Cox and SAGA 

Manager Charles Spain 
help arrange equipment 
for a special celebration 

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Winners Represent Student Body 


things that 
happen to a 
student would be to be 
voted a superlative by 
peers. Nominations are 
made by campus organ- 
izations. They choose the 
male and female senior 
who best exhibited the 
qualities of the senior 
class. All students, re- 
gardless of classification, 
vote in the election. To 
be chosen is a very spe- 
cial honor because the 
entire student body 

This past year, the 
honor of Mr. and Miss 
Samford went to Sherri 

Miss Samford puts on 
her best as she visits 
with Dean Traylor. 
The annual elections were 
held during the Spring 
Fling activities in April. 

Hannah and Donald 

Hannah was a Journal- 
ism/Mass Communica- 
tion major from Franklin, 
Tennessee. During her 
university career, she 
was involved in a variety 
of activities. She served 
as Vice President of SGA 
in charge of the Senate. 
She was a member of 
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority 
where she served as his- 
torian. She was also an 
active participant in the 
intramural program. 
Sherri served as an em- 
cee for the 1988 Step 
Sing production and she 
was a little sister for the 
Pi Kappa Phi Social Fra- 
ternity. She was the 

The background of the 
biology building proved 
the perfect choice for 
Cunningham and Hannah. 
After graduation, Hannah 
was busy with an internship 
at a local television station 
and Cunningham looked to- 
ward his teaching c 

1988 recipient of the 
James Sizemore Award. 
This award was based on 
the overall contribution 
to the university. The se- 
lection committee chose 
Hannah on the basis of 
her activities and campus 

Hannah said, "The ac- 
ademic and extra- 
curricular activities be- 
came such an integral 
part of my life these four 
years. I learned both 
right and wrong ways to 
handle situations and 
people from an admin- 
istrative and student per- 

The honor of being 
Miss Samford was, "all 
the more meaningful be- 

Brad Martin 

cause it was voted on by 
the students them- 
selves," she said. 

Donald Cunningham, 
a native of Griffin. Geor- 
gia, was also involved in 
many aspects of the cam- 
pus life. He was a mem- 
ber of Sigma Chi Fra- 
ternity where he served 
as pledge trainer for two 
years. He was also a res- 
ident assistant and a dis- 
cipleship leader for Cam- 
pus Ministries. Most of 
the time, he was referred 
to as "Duck," a nick- 
name that came to be 
used by students and 
teachers alike. 

Hannah said of Cun- 
ningham, "I was really 
pleased to be chosen with 

Donald. We have been 
good friends and I have 
always respected him as 
a leader on the campus." 
Hannah's final words 
showed her optimism to- 
ward the future of the 
school. "I hope the Class 
of 1988 is leaving the 
university a better and 
improving place — serv- 
ing as a reminder to the 
university that the well- 
being and reasonable 
contentment of the stu- 
dents should be the ut- 
most consideration," she 


I Mr./Miss Samford 

The lop male and female 

Iheir peers. Donald was 
active in Campus Ministries 
and Sigma Chi Fraternity. 
Sherri was a member of the 
Student Government Associa- 
tion and Zela Tau Alpha So- 

Donald Cunningham 
gets his instructions 
from the Derby Days 
director. During events 
day, Cunningham served as 
a representative for one of 
the sororities. 


ean Rick Traylor en- 
joys a few moments 
with Sherri Hannah 

Traylor during her many 
activities with the SGA and 
other school organizations. 


Heading for .he 
beach provided 
fun and relaxation. Here, 
a student gets wet just for 

Florida was the haven 
where brain-dead stu- 
dents got away from spring 

Sand castles and listening 
to the waves were favor- 
ite pasttimes as well as beach 
volleyball, cookouts, and 

J 50 Spring Break 


T * ' 


Time To Regroup For Final Weeks 


t.logy book. 

He slaps himself genllv 
across the (ace to wake 
himself up, but imme- 

I'his typical student 
is suffering from 
Spring Break, fever 
which hits college cam- 
puses all over the Unit- 
ed States. When winter 
disappears and a hint of 
spring is in the air, col- 
lege students' minds 
(urn to beaches, tans 
and relaxation. 

Some students pre- 

lited week of fun in 
the sun for months. 
Others make last min- 
ute plans just to get 

Local tanning salons 
were packed this spring 
with Samford students 
getting a headstart on 
their tans. 

Girls flocked to Vail 
Beach and withstood 
the cool, spring air to 
catch the suns' rays. 
Diets and exercise pro- 
grams became routine 
m the lives of students 
perfecting their phy- 

Some Samford stu- 
dents made the pil- 
grimage to the haven 
of Spring Break, Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla. 

This has been a fa- 
vorite site for college 
nts for many 

i. Oui 

said, "It's crazy there 
(Fort Lauderdale) dur- 
ing the spring." 

Roth said the Fort 
Lauderdale police have 

es. She said no b< 
or glass container 
allowed on the be; 

• beach- 

Some more ambi- 
tious students planned 
to study during their 

Brian Stanley, a 
sophomore biolog) ma- 
jor from Trussville, 
said he spent his time 
catching up on his 
chemistn • 

Break. Campus Minis- 
tries holds its mission 
trip to New Orleans. 

The A Cappella 
Choir and the band 
held their annual pil- 
grimages to Southeast 

gi image" 




Some students 

fit In 

i tin 


Spring Break. 

Staying at home, 
watching television. 
and taking a break 
from their bus\ college 
schedules is what ' 

please." I 
take advi 

of t In- 


Robert Powell, pro- 
fessor of religion went 
camping with his wife 
Lane Powell, assistant 

:>l sociology. 
Reed, assis- 

il\ did these the on- 
to perform 
eds of people, 

also got to 


opt for the "wild life" 
of the beaches or the 
quiet atmosphere of 

the li 


ng Br< 

limbo contest 
^ part of beach en 
imenl for many 




uise clothes 
hi as Maria 
Edith Foster 



kers during 




hers, Cyr 
. and Suzann 

e Har- 


m enjoy dinn 
ng in the Bah 


L 5 ' 

ylllOur Own 

Spring Competition Sports A New Look 

In only its sec- 
ond year of ex- 
istence, many 
people ques- 
tioned the an- 
nual Spring Fling cel- 
ebration. Some 
people considered the 
week a flop. 

When Chairman 
Gigi Burns began 
making her plans for 
the week, she was told 
that she would have 
$3500 to work with. 
Burns was told that 
nobody could touch 
the money. 

About a month or 
so before the events, 
"Mr. Nobody" found 
her money and she 
was left with a mere 
$900 to plan her 

The Spring Fling 

committee originally 
had $2300 from the 
Spring Fling budget 
and the $1200 from 
the Student Govern- 
ment dance budget to 
spend on the week, 
said Student Govern- 
ment Vice-President 
Stephen Davidson. 
Because of the mon- 
etary loss suffered 
from the Step Sing 
Production, he said, 
the Spring Fling bud- 
get had to be cut to 

Fortunately, the on- 
ly event of the orig- 
inal planning that was 
unable to take place 
was the traditional 
semi-formal dance. 

The committee and 
the Student Govern- 
ment Association did 

what was neccessary 
to make sure that the 
other events would 
take place as sched- 

Burns said that the 
budget cut had been 
difficult because she 
had been planning the 
events for such a long 
time. She did stay op- 
timistic, however, and 
she felt that the week 
was a fun one for eve- 

The Tacky Tourist 
Party in the cafe in- 
cluded the judging of 
the best costume and 
paraphernalia. Later 
that evening, the gym 
was filled with anxious 
participants in the in- 
door pool party. 

The next day in- 
cluded the prelimi- 

nary elections for Mr. 
and Miss Samford as 
well as the Spring 
Fling movie feature. 
That proved to be a 
great deal for students 
as they got to see a 
movie for a dollar and 
they got points for 
their group at the 
same time. 

The swimming 
events proved to be 
one of the real chal- 
lenges as the groups 
went head to head in 
order to get more 
points for the overall 

Saturday was the 
big finale as all of the 
track and field events 
and the Plaza Party 
was held. The track 
and field events were 
the final opprtunities 

to get points for the 
organizations. The 
night was filled with 
the fun and excite- 
ment of finding out 
who the winners were. 
The Plaza Party had 
to moved into the 
Bashinsky Fieldhouse 
because of rainy 
weather, but that did 
not dampen the spirits 
of the participants. 

When the final re- 
sults were announced, 
the Ladies of Zeta 
Tau Alpha were de- 
clared the overall win- 
ners. Also announced 
were the winners of 
the Mr. and Miss 
Samford elections, 
Donald Cunningham 
and Sherri Hannah. 

Getting warmed up in 
the pool was all part 
of the competition for the 
points in the overall race. 
Here, some of the soror- 
ity representatives con- 
e before the race be- 

J 52 

Spring Fling 

One To Watch 

Students Take A Look Toward Involvement 


el co me tivity fair allowed stu- 

back! dents to familiarize 

How themselves with over 

was your fifty student organiza- 

s u m- tions and area church- 

to encourage involve- 
ment from the talent 



mer?" was the familiar 
phrase of students 
greeting each other af- 
ter summer vacation. 

The Student Activi- 
ties Council welcomed 
back all students with a 
week long celebration 
of dances, movies and 
worship. Last night 
marked the first time 
students danced on the 
quad as hundreds gath- 
ered to rock to the nos- 
talgic tunes of Chevy 6. 

The festivities con- 
tinued with Vision '88 
in the Bashinsky Field- 
house. This campus ac- 

Attention was focused 
as opportunities for 
involvement in a partic- 
ular field were explained 
during Vision 87. 

Each campus organ- 
ization was asked to 
participate in this time 
of informative instruc- 

For many students, 
the Vision program 
opened the doors to a 
college career outside 
the classroom. 

Freshmen, especial- 
ly, looked forward to 
this event. For the first, 
and maybe only, time, 
campus organizations 
spread out all their 
symbols, momentos, 
projects, and products 

Alan Thompson 

Freshman class. 

Oddly enough, the 
spirit of the evening 
tended toward fun 
rather than competi- 
tion, the norm for two 
or more campus groups 
in the same place. 

Upperclassmen also 
took part in the eve- 
ning for a variety of 

One reason was ob- 
vious, to meet all the 
new freshmen. 

Another reason for 
attending was to get a 
chance to work in an- 
other group. For what- 
ever reasons, some stu- 
dents change to a 

variety of groups dur- 
ing their college ca- 
reers. Vision gave them 
a chance to see what 
was going on in other 
organizations and find 
out how they could be a 
part of another group. 

One final reason for 
participating was pure- 
ly social. Simply, it was 
the place to be and be 
seen by everyone that 
was anyone. 

A few off-campus or- 
ganizations were al- 
lowed to participate be- 
cause of the nature of 
their purposes. Area 
churches were able to 
distribute schedules of 
activities and listings of 
their services. Various 
church paraphernalia 

was also distributed as a 
means of advertising 

This feature of the 
Vision program was es- 
pecially helpful as stu- 
dents searched for 
areas of ministry as well 
as school involvement. 
Vision '88 was truly a 
way of welcoming in 
the new academic year. 
It began the year in the 
right direction by di- 
rectly, and indirectly, 
shaping the lives and 
academic careers of 

Vision 87 proved to 
be an excellent 
place to get a head start 
on rush activities. Here, 
the brothers of Pi Kappa 
Alpha are on hand to 
share their best with in- 
terested students. 


tudents had the 
) chance to look at any 
organization that operat- 
ed on campus. Here, 
prayer partners and dis- 
cipleship groups were 

An overhead view of the 
Bashinsky Fieldhouse 
gives some idea of the mag- 
nitude of the Vision 87 pro- 



Leaving By Degrees 



end of May 

■ ' and 21 
s desig- 

ted as 
C o in m e n c e m e n t 
weekend for the stu- 
dents and faculty of 
tlic university. The 
tcstiv it ies included 
three commencement 
exercises, a baccalau- 
reate service, and a 
candlelight dinner. 
Other festivities in- 
cluded the dedication 
ol phase three of 
Beeson Woods and 
the dedication <»l the 
Centennial Walk. 




Beeson Woods project 
was dedicated during 
the weekend prior to 
final examinations. 
This phase of the 
project included the 
construction of three 

new dormitories. 

With these new 
dorms, Beeson Woods 
nut rased its total 

housing capacity to 
496 students. With 
the completion of 
those buildings, 
Beeson Woods in- 
creased its size to 12 
buildings. The newest 
dorms were named 
Rosa, Ethel and 
Marvin in honor of 
members of the 
Beeson family. 

On Friday after- 
noon, May '20, the 
Commencement exer- 
cises for Associate De- 
gree candidates were 
held in Reid Chapel. 
Associate degrees 
were awarded to stu- 
dents in the following 
areas: Divinity, Data 

Processing, Gi 

Studies, IxTursing and 


Paralegal. The Com- 
mencement address 
was delivered by J. Al- 
ius Newell, pastor of 
Dawson Memorial 
Baptist Church of Bir- 

Following the Asso- 
ciate Degree Com- 
mencement, the Cen- 
tennial Walk was 
dedicated. The walk- 
way was constructed 
to commemorate the 
university's one hun- 
dred years in Birming- 
ham. The walk links 
Sherman Circle, 
which runs in front of 
the Administration 
building at the en- 
trance of the campus, 
to the Harwell G. Da- 
vis Library in t he- 
center of the campus. 
The dedication cere- 
mony capped the 
year-long observance 

of the university cen- 

Later thai evening, 
the annual Candle- 
light Dinner was held 
in the cafeteria. 
Guests included grad- 
uates and their fami- 
lies. The dinner has 
become a traditional 
beginning for the 
weekend festivities. 
One of the highlights 
of the dinner was the 
traditional induction 
of graduates into the 
Alumni Association. 

The Baccalaureate 
service was held on 
Friday evening, May 
20. The a cappella 
Choir presented the 
special music before 
Dr. Timothy George 
delivered the sermon 
for the evening. 

Dr. George was 
making one of his first 

appearances on cam- 
pus after being named 
dean of the Divinity 
School. Dr. George 
had previously served 
.is the associate pro- 
fessor of Church His- 
tory and Historical 
Theology at the 
S o u them Baptist 
Theological Seminary 
in Louisville, Ken- 

On Saturday morn- 
ing, May 21, the reg- 
ular Commencement 
exercises were held. 
Gerald Amos Ander- 
son, Jr., president of 
the Senior Class deliv- 
ered the Farewell to 
the class. Joel Weaver 
was presented with 
the President's Cup, 
annually given to the 
class Valedictorian. 
Bethany Naff was the 

J 56 



recipient of the 
Velma Wright Irons 

Award for the Saluta- 

Zhang Haipeng, 
President of the An- 
nhui Normal Univer- 
sii\ in Wuhu, Peoples 
Republic of China, de- 
livered the Com- 
mencement address. 

Haipeng, whose 
university instituted 
an exchange program 
with Samford last 
year, spoke during the 
ceremonies held in 
the Leslie Stephen 
W right Fine Arts 
Center. Haipeng was 
assisted bv Ji Juyan, a 
member of the An- 
il h u i fa cult \ that 
served as a visiting 
professor of English at 
Samford during the 
last year. Juyan served 
as Haipeng' s inter- 
preter during his 

A total of 792 seni- 
ors from 27 states and 

1 1 fort 

ion , 

ved degrees during 
tne weekend. 

James F. Sulzby, Jr., 
noted Alabama lay 
historian and business 
and civic leader , re- 
ceived an honorary 
Doctor of Humane 
Letters degree for his 
contributions to 
scholarship and to his 


cal As: 

ition, has 
written ten books on 
the subjects of state 
and local history. 

The final event of 
the weekend was the 
Commencement cere- 
monv for the Cum- 
berland Law School. 
Howell Heflin, Unit- 
ed States Senator, de- 
livered the Com- 
mencement address to 
the graduates. 

Once again, the 
very exciting and hec- 
tic Commencement 
weekend came to a 

(lose as the univer- 
sii\ sent its latest 
batch of students 
into the world. 

For many, the 
classmates and 
friends would head 
off to new careers 
and lives far away 
from the walls of 
this institution. 

One thing that 
would stay the 
same, however, was 
the fact that, for 
some period of 
time, they were a 
part of each other 
by being a part of 
the university. 

Nerves definitiely 
played a role as 
an entire college 
career came to a close 
and a new life began. 
Here, graduates wait- 
ed in line before ac- 
cepting their degrees 
during the Associate 

When . . . 

"We lived there two 
years, then the new 
R u h a m a Baptist 
Church was built 
and the boarding 
girls moved to 
Ruhama's old pasto- 
— Ollie Osborn, '25 

"The Royal Ambas- 
sadors used to sell 
programs before 
the football games." 
— Oscar Hunt, *44 

"There is nothing 
that tops Summer 
Missions as a grow- 
ing experience. 
What you receive is 
so much more than 
what you give." 
— Mark Thomas. "88 

The state Baptist Student Unioi 
convention brought delegate 
together from all over the statt 
Here, the delegates sport their 

dividual school I 


represented are: Alabama, Auburn, 
Troy State, Howard, Alabama Col- 
lege, Judson and Jacksonville State. 



inisterial students pose for 
their class picture. 

he membership of the Judsc 
Baptist church held their a 
rary celebration. Here, the a 
membership picture was ta 

V. ' ' & 

r •*.- 


Campus Minis- 
tries meant 
more than 
just reaching 
those on campus. Ginny 
Bridges, Campus Minis- 
tries director, surround- 
ed herself with an ex- 
cellent group of students 
willing to share Christ. 
They did so within the 
gates and beyond. 

The special ministries 
included weekly trips to 
Family Court and the in- 
ner city. 

Inner city teams spent 
their Saturday mornings 
with under-pm ileged 

Family court teams 

shared a little part of 
their lives with adoles- 
cents held in the local 
detention facility . 

Discipleship groups 
were one of the most 
popular ways to be in- 
volved. Students 
served as leaders and 
followers in the 

History was a vital 
part of the gospel mes- 
sage. From Christ's 
ministry that was thou- 
sands of years old to 
the century old univer- 
sity tradition. Cod's 
love touched everyone 
in a special \\a\ . 

J 61 

Campus Ministries Executive 
President Hope Haslam pauses 
from her work in the Campus Min- 
i>lrif» office. Haslam worked closely 
with Ginny Bridges and ihe Executive 
Council to help spread God's Word 
e effectively. 

The Campus Ministries Executive 
Council wan made up of: Gwen 
Robinson. Jay Straughan, Hope Haw- 
lam, Sherri Hannah, Johnny Nich- 
olson, Angela Prater and Hal Ward. 


/~* ampus Ministries was one of the most 
^ important parts of a student's life. It did 
not operate on its own, however, but was 
organized under the direction of its Ex- 
ecutive Council. 

The appointments of the council members 
were made in the Spring after each can- 
didate applied and was interviewed through 
Campus Ministries staff. 

The council planned and carried out all 
the programs of Campus Ministries under 
the direction of Ginny Bridges, director of 
Campus Ministries. 

The council met once a week for prayer, 
bible study and planning. During this time, 
the members of the council were able to take 
some time out of their schedules to share 
with each other and become part of a family. 

God used the programs of Campus Min- 
istries to enrich the lives of the students and 
the community. 

The Executive Council contributed greatly 
to that work and provided an excellent op- 
portunity for involvement and love. 


Campus Ministries 


Hope Haslam. president of Campus Min- 
istries, shows off one of her many tal- 
ents as she rides the see-saw. Haslam was in 
charge of the council that planned and ex- 
ecuted the programs of Campus Ministries. 

Campus Ministries 

Hope Haslam, a junior Hu- 
man Relations major from 
Sante Fe, New Mexico, 
served as the president of 
Campus Ministries during 
the 1987-1988 school year. 
She _____ 

ble for 
with the 
other ~™ ======== 

members of the Kxecutive 
Council in planning specific 

She was involved in the 
MasterLife program and she 
was also a part of a disci- 
pleship group that was led by 

university Provost William 


Haslam initiated some 

new programs and shared a 

genuine love for her fellow 


a..^^ She 
F r i <• n- 
d 1 i e s t 

—■—■—■—■— ———■—- Student 
by her classmates and she 
was appointed as a Centri- 
fuge Staff member for the 
summer 1988. 

Haslam was an active 
member of Delta Zeta so- 

r ""T"» "'""^ 

"This was an opportu- 
nity that was not taken 



Seasoned Celebration 

T t was December 1, 1987, and the 
■■■ Christmas celebration had begun with 
the annual Hanging of the Green Service. 

The walkway to the chapel was lined 
with luminaria candles and the inside was 
filled to capacity with guests. 

The honorees were chosen after nom- 
ination by campus organizations and vot- 
ed on by the Council of Chaplains. 

Honorees were chosen for their overall 
scholarship, leadership and contribution 
to the university. 

This year's honorees were: Todd Car- 
lisle, Christie Dykes, James Cooper, Ka- 
ren Duncan, Kim Fitch, Vonda Kay 
Gann, Brian Harper, Won Kim, Larry 
McQuiston, Luann Tyre, Steven Horns- 
by, Bethany Naff, Gery Anderson and 
Beth Taulman. 

The service took a look back at some 
traditional holiday celebrations. 

As the evening came to a close, the 
climactic event of the service took place. 

The center advent candle was 
the beginning flame for the annual 
candlelighting service. 

"For unto us a child is born 

Members of the University Chorale 
add their touch to the Hanging of 
the Green Service. The Chorale, under 
the direction of Dr. Timothy Banks, sang 
some traditional Christmas music to en- 
hance the mood of the service. 

Beth Taulm 
light the candle in one of the 
chapel windows. The honorees were 
paired off and they each helped to 
decorate the chapel during different 
parts of the service. 

The Kathy Jackson 
presents its homemade 

t chrismon 
to the university. Each year, univer- 
sity families make a customized chris- 
mon to hang on the tree. Jackson 
works in Dean Cox's office. 


Hanging Of The Green 


A Special Leader 

Karen Janeen Duncan has 

involved on SGA committees 

been a very special kind of 

and projects. 

leader indeed. 

She received her 

degree in 

It was very rare to see 

Biology after completing the 

Duncan around campus with- 

honors program. 

out getting a smile or a hello. 

She was voted 



est Fe- 
rn a 1 e 

was an 

exam- "Honorees were 

nominated and 


pie of selected for their overall contri- 

dent in 

Chris- bution to life at the university." 


t i a n 

plans to 


ship in an academic setting. 

attend graduate school at the 

During her four years, she 

University of A 


was active in the campus out- 

Birmingham beginning in the 

reach program. 

fall of 1988. 

She served as a head res- 

Duncan is from Ocala, 

ident assistant for Vail Dor- 

Florida, where her 


mitory and she was actively 

still live. 




Jesus loved the world, helped many, 
and discipled a few." 
Cheri Bachofer, Campus Out- 
reach coordinator for Samford, 
made this statement shedding light 
on the purpose, the reason, and the 
goal of a discipleship program. 

Discipleship groups from Campus 
Ministries and Campus Outreach have 

Samford by involving group leaders who 
intensely train others in their walks with 

Although Campus Ministries and 
Campus Outreach discipleship groups 
originate from different sources their 
themes and purposes are the same. Just 
as Paul instructed Timothy in II Tim- 
othy 2:2, "and the things you have heard 
me say, in the presence of many wit- 
nesses, entrust to reliable men who will 
also be qualified to teach others," 
Bachofer said we, as Christians, should 
also follow through with the process. 

Campus Outreach discipleship groups 
originate from Briarwood Presbyterian 
Church who help support the inter- 
denominational ministry. Bachofer and 
Charles Hooper are the Campus Out- 
reach coordinators for Samford. 
Bachofer said that the material for the 
groups are obtained from a variety of 
sources such as Briarwood and the Bap- 
tist bookstore. 

"I encourage group leaders to select 
material which their groups need," 
Bachofer said. 

g{j Discipleship 

Suzy Herrington, a sophomore 
management major from Modes- 
to, Cal. who is a group leader 
through campus ministries, said, 
"It's not the material that's im- 
portant but the lifestyle." 

Campus Outreach does not 
have a registration for discipleship 
groups, Bachofer said, but rather 
"we encourage people to make 
disciples where they are through 
natural relationships." 

Campus Ministries discipleship 
groups originate from the Cam- 
pus Ministries executive council. 
Ginny Bridges, director of Cam- 
pus Ministries, said there are two 
"key leaders" who serve on the 
executive council and organize 
the groups. Sherri Hannah, a se- 
nior J/MC major from Franklin, 
Tenn., and Jay Straughan, a soph- 
omore business major from Mar- 
ietta, Ga., were directors of wom- 
en and men's discipleship, 
respectively, for the 1987-88 
school term. Straughan will again 
serve on the council along with 
the incoming director of women's 
discipleship, Angela Prater, a jun- 
ior pre-med major from Fayette, 

Prater has been through both 
programs of discipleship groups. 
She was discipled through the 
Campus Outreach program and 
now leads a group through Cam- 



, dis 

lipleship coordinator, my respon- 
sibility is to match leaders to girls 
who have signed up to be in 
groups," Prater said. "My goal is 
to have leaders to accommodate 
all the girls because it's a shame 
that we have so many girls who are 
hungry for the Word and not 
enough leaders." 

According to Bridges, groups 
from Campus Ministries use such 
materials as "Master Life," ob- 
tained from the Southern Baptist 
Convention, and "Workbook of 
Spirtual Disciplines," a Methodist 

Bridges also leads three differ- 
ent groups of freshmen, called 
Freshmen Council, in a study of 
scripture for a year. Bridges said 
that the group uses a "discovery 
type of method" by reading the 
Word and applying it to ever\da\ 
situations which the group faces. 

Herrington said, whatever 
channel is taken, discipleship 
groups provide a means of grow- 
ing in Christ as "one Christian 
pours their life into another." 

Sam Fidler, Michelle Brown, 
and Catherine Carson get to- 
gether during a discipleship fel- 


iss group meetings were nor- 
nal before the day got started 
the Catlinburg Ski Conference 
red by Campus Outreach. 

ri Bachofer, Campus Outreach 

me out with Vonda Kay Gann. 
r in the discipleship program. 

Do a few days of skiing in over the Southeast together 
the mountains and hours of for a time of sharing, fellow- 
intensive study go together? ship, and growth. 
Normally, the answer is no, The main focus of the con- 
but once a year, they were a ference was for discipling 
winning combination. students to share their meth- 

Th e ods of 
Gat- ^"^"^— ™— — *^^ m inis- 

I d 
c h 

"I encourage group leaders to se- 
lect materia] which their groups 


— Cheri Bachofer, Campus Outreach 



yeai during Christmas vaca- thened the discipleship 

tion. It was sponsored In gram as a whole while fui 

Campus Outreach. More thering the messages ol th< 

than any other single event, gospel in man) universities. 
this conference brought dis- 
cipleship groups from all 

£ 6 / 

Counsel Of The Council 

Tn a university setting, it was 
A\rr\ important to have a 
source of power to hold on to. 

For many students, their col- 
lege experience was just anoth- 
er part of their christian pil- 

Each campus organization 
had an opportunity to partic- 
ipate in the christian program- 
ming of the university through 
their representative to the 
Council of Chaplains. 

This group of students was 
made up of the chaplains from 
each campus organization. 
They met once a week to dis- 
cuss ways to make their groups 
witnesses for the gospel mes- 
sage as well as social organiza- 

The council had its own of- 
ficers during each year. The 
terms of office for each mem- 

ber ran paralell to individual or- 
ganization election schedules. 

"A group for communication 
in terms of spiritual growth and 

Such was the purpose and 
definition of the Council of 

Each chaplain helped to em- 

phasize missii 
an prayer n 

method for sharing ideas. 

'-'- J ?s leads the dis- 

ly luncheon of 


cilof Chaplains 

Council of Clergy 

This special extension of coming freshmen and 
Campus Ministries was graduating seniors and 
developed by Ginny their changing needs. 
Bridges. The idea came Meetings were held 
from ministry organiza- once a month at the uni- 
tions at other schools versity. They usually in- 
and by seeing the need volved a luncheon with a 

or a pan- 
el discus- 



type of 





"I really appreciate the 
perspective I get." — 

Dale Cohen, Trinity United Methodist 

help church directors 
and Sunday school per- 
sonnel develop more ef- 
fective student minis- 
tries. Special emphasis the university drama 
was directed toward in- team. 

s 1 o n . 


— — — ^— speakers 

and en- 
tertainment included: 
Art Herron, consultant 
for the Baptist Sunday 
School Board and Act 8, 




One of the most obvious 
changes in the Campus Min- 
istries office was the new Baptist 
Student Union. No, the BSU was 
not new, but the way it would be 
organized was. For the first time 
since the creation of Campus Min- 
istries, the Baptist Student Union 
was to be a separate organization. 

Ginny Bridges, Director of 
Campus Ministries, said that the 
Campus Ministries acted as an um- 
brella for all the ministries of the 
school. There has always been a 
Baptist Student Union, but it has 
never functioned entirely on its 
own. According to Bridges, the 
only new thing about the BSU 
would be in the way that it func- 

Many activities were coordinat- 
ed and sponsored by the Baptist 
Student Union. Under the new or- 
ganization, the group would func- 
tion much of the same way that 
BSU's at state schools worked. 
One difference was that the BSU 
operated on top of the Baptist sup- 
port of the university. At state 
schools, the BSU functioned more 
as a Baptist witness on the campus. 
Some activities that were run bv 

Members of the choir were invoked 
in other ministries of the school. 
Here. Chris Cole, sets up the sound 
system during an outdoor concert at 
Jackson Square in New Orleans. 

The Baptist Student Union Choir 
was under the direction of Kevin 
Boles. Dr. Sigiud Bryan, religion 
professor, served as the facultv spon- 
sor. Here, the 80 member cl 

the BSU were Break Away, a 
weekly bible study and fel- 
lowship time, and the Inter- 
national Ministry that assist- 
ed non-English speaking 

According to Ginny Brid- 
ges, "the purpose of BSU is 
to guide students in a bal- 
anced Christian life of the in- 
ward disciplines as well as 
outward ministries." 

Officers included: Danny 
Courson, President; Chris 
Stearns, Vice President; 

The BSU Choir possessed many d 
ferent talents. Here, Christy Hir 
and Dee Fowler, try a little pani 
mime while in New Orleans. 

Ruthie Swift, Inreach Uead- 
er; Steve Collier, Outreach; 
Jeff Cate, Church Relations; 
Dawn Palmer, Publicity; 
Todd Hendrix, Athletics; 
Melissa Bootes, Chaplain; 
Deena Coggins, Summer 
Missions Chairman. — Ra- 
chel Pinson 


A part of the Baptist Student 
Union that had been around 
for several years was the BSU 
choir. It had always been an 
important part of the overall 
ministries of the university. 
It has 

that they earned from the 
concerts was used to subsi- 
dize the mission work. The 
choir was led and directed by 
students. Singers were cho- 
sen on an audition basis that 

I o n g 
hard in 
t h e 

Ginny Bridges, Director of Cam- 
pus Ministries 


> n 

oi the 


Some oi the duti 
hoir i in hided singing in 

onvocations and traveling 

> .11 ea < hiu ( lies, l he money 

s<\, President; Kj 

Student Ditei toi ; and I 

Dees, Pianist. Rachel Pin 

place .u 
the be- 

of the 

si hoo I 


ieis in- 
I o in 

De m p- 

in Boles. 


Three Month Ministry 

ml beating people o 
head with a Bible. Missions is (retting 
to know the people around vou." he 
said. "In ministering to them 
through just being their friend." 

I Ins \eat \'.W applications have 
been distributed. Interviews began 
Monda) and will continue through 
March 25. 

Thomas said, "There's nothing 
that tops? 

year, Liesl Decs, a junioi religion 

spent her summet in Gatlinburg, 

\ I'homas. a senioi hiologv m.i- 

Spenl Ins summei in Hawaii I he-\ 

re- not onl) playing <>n the slopes «.i 

' e beac lies . . . the) we're sum- 

ummer. Samford I nive 
. to differem arc-as <>l the 
and the world to be mis- 

•ar 53 positions 
the United St: 

nd Spam. 

From Hong Kong came a request 
female and one male tor English language 
work in the Kowloon Baptist Church. A 
request from Spam was lor two students in 
English language work and two for stu- 
dents who wish to practice their Spanish 
working alongside nationals. 

For those- wishing to serve in North 
America. 47 positions are waiting to be 
filled bv Samford students across the Unit- 
ed Slates and C'anada. I'hese positions oi- 
ler a wide 

summer. Last 
called "resort ministries." There she 
helped with worship services held on a vol- 
leyball court. "It was a great experience," 
Dees said. "What was so neat was that 
?times I was the pianist, preacher and 
ninister all at once!" 
year before. Dees went to Okla- 

While most people packed up 
and headed for the sun and sum- 
mer, a few students committed 
themselves to a summer full of 
everything from goofy skits and 
"camp songs" to traveling to the 
other side of the globe with the 
love of Jesus. 

The Summer Missions pro- 
gram was an annual program 
sponsored by the Home Mission 
Board and the state Baptist Stu- 

ers that returned from their ex- 
periences on the field. Main ol 
them had a joy and a new vision 
for ministry," shared Beth 
Taulman, a senior from Nash- 
ville, "God commands and calls 
us to go." 

Although Summer Missions 
was not unique to this univer- 
sity, it was always an extension 
of university programs. Its stu- 
dents were always representing 

"The mission field does not have 
to be some far-off place — it can 
be your own world." 

— Beth Taulman, senior 

and it 



to pa r- *^^^^^^^^^^^ Si 

ticipate in backyard bible clubs, 

revivals, and visitation in the 

states or abroad. 

The program was open to any 
Samford student that was will- 
ing to commit their summer to a 
place ui ' 

to prepare the students for some 
of their duties. Taulman, an ed- 
ucation major, shared further, 
"Samford provides opportuni- 
ties for students to develop lead- 
ership qualities." 

aled. "My 

al i 

in Summer Missions developed 
as I watched and listened to oth- 

( iaapOl Minislri 







Screaming children, nursing 
scraped knees and playing games 
on swing sets and slides may not 
have been the average student's 
idea of a fun Saturday morning. 
A few dedicated ones, however, 
found that spending part of their weekend 
with inner c itv kids had many rewards. h Saturday, 20-25 students piled into 
cars and rode down to Loweman's Village 
on Southside to spend the morning loving 
some kids that could be verv unlovable at 
times, Jennifer Willis, a freshman manage- 
ment major from Fayetteville, Ga., said. 

"As soon as we drove up the kids could 
see us coming and would chase our cars," 
she said. "They were always waiting for 

The students would play with the kids 
for about two hours and then divide them 
into groups and teac h a short lesson. 

"The girls were always good listeners," 
Willis said. "They learned a lot and were 
verv responsive to what we had to teach 

In addition to the bible lesson, the stu- 
dents would teach them songs, and the 
children even invented their own version 
of a Christian rap, Willis said. 

"We JUSI tried to show the love of )esus 
Christ through our actions," she said. "We 
wanted them to see Jesus in our everyday 

Willis said their main purpose was to 
show the children their love and listen to 

"Wea< ted as a big brother or sister," she 
said "Sometimes thev just needed some- 
one to talk to." 

Willis said thev could see the change in 
the children the longer thej worked with 

Landon Hughs holds tightly to 
a new-found, frightened 
friend as he offers a strong arm of 

with the Cfi 

he CO' 

• working on 
the playgrounds right outside of the 
children's homes." 

Bridges said this year's group did 
a good job ol organizing that many 
children. 1 hey usually had any- 
where from 25 to 40 children. 

Many of the children had been 
attending for several years and the 
workers saw the impact it had on 

like this." 
The child had been taken to (he 
Galleria and students had bought 
him a present. It just happened to be 
his birthday. Bridges said. 

"There was never a dull moment 
when we worked with them," Willis 
said. "Getting out on those swings 
and playing with those kids was a 
great way to work out the frustra- 
tions of being a college student." 


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nner City 

Up, Up and Away! Karen Covingtoi 
stays calm as she offers her lap to 
small child in need of a friend. 

Ruthie Swift takes a relaxing break 
during a hectic morning on the play- 


While being a far cry from the ampitheatre on the cor- 

Southside, the university's ner of Fourth Avenue and 

beginnings in Fast Fake 78th Street. Its replacement, 

could be seen as a prediction convocation, u.i^ held on 

of the inner-city program. Mondays and Wednesdays at 

This program was indica- 10 AM in the Chapel. 

live of I h e 

"Sometimes they just needed 
someone to talk to." 

ennifer Willis, freshman 


to return something worth- 
while to the i oinmunil \ 
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fulfilled a> il became one of 
the most popul.ii ol .ill iniii- 

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When . . . 

"We wore our 
uniforms at all 
times and 

presented colors 
in front of Old 
Main every 

morning. I don't 
remember doing 
much drilling. 
Mostly, we went 
to class." 

— Charles Speir. 1946 

"The day that I 
donned a cap and 
gown and walked 
down the aisle 
and received a 
degree from 
Howard College 
was a glorious 
and happy day, 
and I'm still 

— Ada Crumpton, 1953 

"Education is 
learning to train 
one's mind to 
think and to pro- 
cess the informa- 
tion given it." 

— Bill Carothers, 1990 

Davis Libran. S,»-. ml (.oil.-. I 

The Orlean Bullard Beeson School 
of Education building begins to 
take shape on the new campus. This 
building was one of the first to be 
completed on the Shades Valley cam- 

James Chastain receives the Pizitz 
Scholarship Award while President 
Leslie S. Wright looks on. 

The graduating class of 1899 (far I 
right) poses for its graduation 
picture. Many of the members of 
the class were in military training. 
There were no women in tl 



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4cademics Divis 

Transition was 
the key to a 
year that would 
change the face 
of the university. 

The year began with 
questions concerning 
the quality of the ed- 
ucation received. In ed- 
itorials that appeared in 
the school newspaper, 
students spoke out 
against the idea that the 
faculty and administra- 
tion were spoon feeding 
them in their education- 
al attempts. 

The endowment for a 
new divinity school got 
the attention of the uni- 
versity and the South- 
ern Baptist Convention. 

For some, the idea of a 
master's degree was not 
appropriate in the four 
year college setting. For 
many, however, it was a 
logical next step. 

A book fund was es- 
tablished as an outlet 
for students that com- 
plained of inadequate 
resources in the library. 
This fund would allow 
students to order books 
to be placed in the li- 
brary at their recom- 

In an ever-changing 
community of learning, 
the academic aspect 
was under constant 
scrutiny and improve- 



i. Hudson shows one ol her 
| very effective methods of 
conveying her subject. Here, 
she works some of her math prob- 
lems while wearing the formulas that 
her class will find helpful in working 
their problems. 

Hudson Chosen as Student's 


Eutaw native Mary 
Hudson was named 
recipient of the 
John H. Buchanan Award 
for Excellence in Class- 
room Teaching at the uni- 

"I never dreamed I 
would receive the honor," 
she said soon after the 
award was presented at 
the semester-opening con- 
vocation in September. 
"The fact that they appre- 
ciate what I do in the class- 
room means a lot." 

The Buchanan award, 
which carried a $1,000 
cash prize and silver tray, 
was a memorial to the 
longtime pastor of Bir- 
mingham's Southside Bap- 
tist Church, who also 
served for many years as a 
university trustee. 

"My whole desire in the 
classroom is to teach peo- 
ple to think, to love math, 
how to study and to do 
their best in everything 
they do," she said "I tell 
them that if they follow 
through, they can suc- 

Hudson, who was valedic- 
torian of her class at Greene 
County High School, holds a 
Bachelor of Science degree 
from the university and a 
Master's degree from the 
University of Alabama. 

She was a member of nu- 
merous professional math or- 
ganizations, and has served as 
faculty advisor to the univer- 
sity Math Club for more than 
1 5 years. 

Hudson is part of a strong 
family tradition at the uni- 

Her brother. Dr. R. Melvin 
Henderson, and her two sis- 
ters, Merle H. Williamson 
and Martha H. Kirkland, are 
university alumni. 

She has four children. 
Three of them, Alan, Cheryl 
and Gloria, had university 

"My brother and sisters 
are all connected to church- 
related professions," Hudson 
said, adding that their par- 
ents laid a strong Christian 
foundation for the family. 

Her father, Robert Lee 
Henderson, had 39 years of 
perfect Sunday School atten- 

dance at Eutaw Baptist 
Church, and had been super- 
intendent or co- 

superintendent for most of 
those four decades. 

"My mother, who died two 
years ago, was a living exam- 
ple of true Christian love," 
said Hudson. Family and 
friends had established the 
Annie Mary Henderson 
scholarship fund to help a 
student from the Eutaw 
church attend the university. 

Hudson was an active 
member of Dawson Memo- 
rial Baptist Church, where 
some 19 years ago she started 
a Special Education Depart- 

The program includes 
what she believes was the on- 
ly Sunday School class for au- 
tistic children in the South- 


John Buchanan Award 

Mrs. Mary Hudson receives 
the John Buchannan 
Award for excellence in 
Classroom Teaching from Pres- 
ident Thomas Corts. The award 
is presented at the opening 
convocation of each academic 
year. Dr. William Hull, University 
Provost, watches in the back- 


Mrs. Hudson waves to the 
students after receiving 
her silver tray. The award 
is made more special by the 
fact that students nominate and 
vote for their favorite teacher. 

I rs. Hudson works a prob- 
| lem on the board during 
class. It is never hard to 
get extra help from her or to be 
sure that you know what you 
need to know. Hudson is known 
for her unusual tactics in help- 
ing students remember. 


111 iIiim scene, Jurk Cheanej 
gi\e* "Oiarle\ % Vunl" Mime 
pointers. Willi the fjirl* in the 
Mime room. Jack jd*«'* npeeifir in- 
•tructiona lor how to carrj out the 


Deception and Deceit 

Charley's Aunt, the 
"world famous 
farce," opened the 65th 
season of the SU The- 

The cast included: 
Micah Boswell as Jack 
Chesney; Scott Nesmith 
as Brassett, the butler; 
Stephen Mason as 
Charley Wykeman, 
Jack's friend; Robert 
Lane as Lord Fancourt 
Babberly and "Char- 
ley's Aunt;" Linda Pier- 
son as Kitty Verdun, 
Jack's girlfriend; Terri 
Stewart as Amy Spet- 
tigue, Charley's girl- 
friend; Jay Glasgow as 
Sir Francis Chesney, 
Jack's father; Chuck 
Smith as Stephen Spet- 
tigue, Amy's father; 
Penny Edwards as Don- 
na Lucia D'Alvadorez, 
the real aunt; and Sher- 
rie Rothermel as Ela 
Delahay, Lord Babber- 
ly's love. 

Jack Chesney, an Ox- 
ford University under- 
graduate, dreams up a 
sure fire scheme to win 

the woman he loves. Char- 
ley Wykeman, Jack's 
friend, also gets in on the 
scheme in order to ex- 
press his feelings toward 
the woman he loves. 

In order to gain an au- 
dience with the two ladies, 
Jack and Charley invite 
them to their room in or- 
der to meet Charley's 
Aunt, who happens to be 
visiting from out of town. 

The plan goes well until 
Charley's Aunt has to be 
delayed getting into town. 
Jack and Charley are then 
faced with figuring out a 
way to get the girls to 
come anyway. 

They brainstorm and 
come up with an idea to 
dress up one of their 
friends, Lord Fancourt 
Babberly, as Charley's 
Aunt. From this point on, 
the comic elements are set 
in motion. 

The subject matter of 
the play dealt mainly with 
the scheme and the var- 
ious situations that it 
placed its participants in. 
On several occasions, 

Lord Babberly attempts to 
call off the charade to no 

Eventually, Charley's 
real aunt does arrive in 
town. She marries Jack's 
father. Jack marries Kitty 
Verdun and Charley mar- 
ries Amy Spettigue, Lord 
Babberly regains his for- 
tune lost from gambling 
and the hand of the only 
girl he loves. 

The play gave a new 
look to the theatre. Some 
new faces donned the 
stage in style that had not 
previously been seen in 
SU productions. 

The wholesome comedy 
gave a funny, but true de- 
piction of the problems 
with not being honest. 

In somewhat of a moral 
statement, the play less- 
ened the blow with its laid 
back presentation. A new 
actress, Sherrie 

Rothermel said, "I'm re- 
ally excited about it. I 
hope everyone enjoys it." 

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Spending time together was a 
very important priority for 
the Powells. Here, the Drs. 
Powell enjoy each other's com- 
pany while getting some exer- 
cise at the same time. 


Married Teachers Give Students A 

ouble Dose 

For many couples 
throughout the 
nation, going off to 
work meant heading in 
different directions in 
different cars or only 
one person leaving for 

That "normal" situ- 
ation did not apply, 
however, for some of 
the university staff 
members and faculty. 
In more than one in- 
stance, husbands and 
wives went their sepa- 
rate ways to work, but 
only after they arrived 
on campus. 

For the most part, 
the campus couples did 
not work in the same 
department, but they 
were always close 
enough to meet for an 
afternoon break or 
lunch together. 

Some of the married 
couples included: Dr. 
James Fisk, Chemistry- 
Professor and Dr. Rose- 

mary Fisk, English Profes- 
sor; Dean Parham Wil- 
liams, Law School and 
Polly Williams, Education 
Professor; and Dr. Robert 
Powell, Religion Professor 
and Dr. LAne POwell, So- 
ciology Professor. 

There were many ad- 
vantages to having "team 
teachers" as a part of the 
university. With the em- 
phasis that the university 
placed on both religious 
principles and the family 
setting, it was very impor- 
tant to see that exhibited 
in the faculty and staff 

Perhaps one of the most 
prominent examples of a 
christian marriage and the 
joys of that relationship 
could be found with the 

A specialty of both the 
Powells was the study of 
various types of relation- 
ships. They were very in- 
volved with a variety of 
counseling in a range of 

different settings. 

Lane Powell was asked 
to write a book on rela- 
tionships to be used in 
conjunction with some of 
the materials that were 
used by the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention. 

Robert was involved 
with various church min- 
istries and the team coun- 
seling that he and Lane 
were involved in. 

The idea that a couple 
could make their living in 
the same place and with 
each other provides the 
university students with 
the most important and 
lasting lessons of all. 

As for the Powells 
themselves, they enjoyed 
their professions, their 
jobs, and being close to 
each other. "I love it!", 
said Lane Powell. 


Married Teachers 

The Powells were very pop- 
ular with their students. 
They maintained very strong 
hips with their stu- 
dents by helping out as faculty 
sponsors and advisors. 

Concerts And Tours Produced Some 

weet Notes 

Throughout the univer- 
sity, each organization 
celebrated its history 
in a special way. 

Such was the case with 
the popular A Cappella 
Choir. This group was 
known in places throughout 
the world. 

Wherever they went, they 
captured the attention and 
the hearts of people that 
they came in contact with. 
They were also favorites at 

Each spring, former 
members planned for the 
annual Homecoming Con- 
cert. It was a time for re- 
union of friends and reliving 
of memories of past days in 
the choir. 

The choir members all 
auditioned before becoming 
a part of the group. Of up- 
coming auditions for the 
1988-1989 choir, Dean 
Black said, "We have a lot 
of pretty women and we 
need some men to go with 
them. Men who sing are 

The choir was looking toward 
its fiftieth year in 1989. Spe- 
cific plans for the anniversary 
celebration were incomplete. 
However, they planned to 
"come up with something" to 

The choir was begun in 1939 
by Kathleen Martinson, a fac- 
ulty member in the School of 

The choir was active in a 
variety of ways. During the fall, 
they spent most of their time in 

The spring semester was full 
of tours and appearances 
around Birmingham and 
around the state. Many people 
knew of the university because 
the choir had appeared in their 
church or in their city. 

The spring break tour was an 
annual tour that the choir took 
part in. They alternated places 
from year to year by planning a 
tour through the states and then 
planning an overseas tour. 

Past tours included a trip 
through Florida and a day at 
Disney World. 

For the summer, fifteen 

members of the choir looked 
forward to a two-month stay 
in Germany where they 
would help establish new 
churches and conduct reviv- 

As a vital part of the uni- 
versity, the choir was a very 
special way to share Christ, 
learn discipline, and expe- 
rience some once-in-a- 
lifetime opportunities. 

For many members, the 
experience of the choir was 
a very hard thing to give up 
when their college careers 
came to an end. 

For the new members, it 
was the beginning of a host 
of memories that would 
bring them joy throughout 
their lifetimes. 

A big day at DisneyWorld 
was in store for the choir 
on its Spring Break tour. Be- 
low, some members get their 
group together before enter- 
ing the park. 


L <— <-> 

Some hi robalii - were in order 
while the troops were getting 
restless, and enjoy each other's 
tricks while waiting for their tick- 
ets to DisneyWorld in Orlando, 
Florida. The choir got to have a 
day at the park during its spring 


This row of computers was 
one of the many terminals on 
campus. For many, the comput- 
ers were a fast, easy way to han- 
dle their schoolwork. For others, 
however, the machines spelled 
constant headaches and time 
that could have been spent oth- 

It was 2 a.m. Young men 
and women sat hunched 
over keyboards, their faces 
lit with an eerie green glow 
from their terminals. A mut- 
ed, clacking sound came 
from the keys as fingers flew 
over them, sending com- 
mands to the computers and 
making additions and dele- 
tions in the programs. 

Scene from a science- 
fiction movie? A peek into a 
top-secret military base? No, 
this was common to the uni- 
versity. Students were al- 
ways in one of the many 
computer labs. Some were 
just retyping the day's class 
notes while others were fran- 
tically finishing research pa- 

In 1985, President Corts 
commissioned the CATS 
(Computing At Samford) re- 
port in an effort to make the 
university a computer liter- 
ate community. 

There were five on- 
campus labs open to stu- 
dents. At least one of those 

labs stayed open twenty-four 
hours a day. 

They were: the Math lab in 
Brooks Hall; the Law lab in the 
Law School; the Journalism lab 
in the Beeson English Building; 
the lab in the Davis Library; 
and the lab in the Education 
building. Students took advan- 
tage of these labs, especially the 
Math lab, which stayed open all 
day, every day. 

That proved to be a solution 
for the procrastinating student 
who did not start on his term 
paper until the night before it 
had to be turned in. 

Members of the faculty en- 
couraged the use of computers 
for their assignments. More and 
more, computer disks were be- 
ing turned in as essays and pa- 

The traditional hand-written 
assignments were quickly be- 
coming a thing of the past in the 
new computer society. 

Dr. Janice Lasseter taught 
three sections of introductory 
English using the computers. 
She said that it helped with 

making corrections and sugges- 
tions easier on the students and 
the instructor. 

"When I struggle with the 
legibility of the prose, the let- 
ters themselves, I really have to 
work at understanding their 
content. When it's easy to read, 
I am over that hurdle and I can 
get to what they're saying so 
much easier. I think I'm more 
respondent to their writing.'' 

Provost William Hull said, "I 
think that once the community 
gets the sufficient skill, then the 
real challenge will be how we 
are to think about the whole 
field of learning in the truly 
computer generation." 

It seemed Dr. Hull had not 
spoken to any of the students. 

They would tell him that the 
real challenge came when they 
sat down at midnight to write a 
10-page report due the next 

One thing that can be said of 
the computer labs on-campus 
— they've raised procrastina- 
tion to an art form. 



This student works diligently on 
an assignment. The busiest 
and largest lab, located in 
Brooks Hall, was the place where 
many students met and worked on 
their assignments. It became some- 
what of a social gathering late at 
night when many students were busy 
with their last minute preparations. 

An enthusiastic student takes 
part in one of the newest ad- 
ditions to the computer age at the 
university. The E-Mail prt 
was used with n 
quency as the university began its 
new age of computer literacy. 

A bleary-eyed student keeps on 
plugging after a long night in 
the lab. The math lab in Brooks Hall 
was the first lab on-campus that 
stayed open twenty-four hours a day. 
Many students look advantage of that 
as they waited till the last minute to 
gel those assignments typed and 



Teri Stewart and Penny Ed- 
wards comfort each other 
while entertaining each other as 
a part of the perfo 


The Cast Explored More Than Gamma Rays 


One of the most 
interesting the- 
ater presenta- 
tions of the year was the 
modern, emotionally 
charged drama that re- 
vealed an embittered 
mother's relationship 
with her two children. 

The Effect of Gam- 
ma Rays on Man-In- 
The-Moon Marigolds 
was an autobiographi- 
cal drama written by 
Paul Zindel that fo- 
cused on a disturbed 
mother venting her 
frustrations on her chil- 
dren through various 
fits of verbal abuse. 

Penny Edwards, who 
portrayed the mother, 
said the play "helps you 
see how things from a 
person's past can keep 
you from developing a 
relationship with your 

Cast member Sherrie 
Rothermel said the 
mother emotionally 
abuses her children by 
calling them "ugly" or 
"sleazy. " She also said, 

"anyone who comes will 
leave thinking about the 

The play's guest direc- 
tor, Vic Fichtner said, 
"The children are used to 
the verbal abuse. That is 
why the family succeeds. 
They make the best of it." 

Fichtner said the moth- 
er's language has a strong 
affect on her daughters' 
personalities. The abuse 
has caused the youngest 
daughter, Tillie, to be- 
come very inhibited, while 
causing the eldest daugh- 
ter, Ruth, to seek accep- 
tance through sensual 

However, Fichtner said, 
"out of the barren soil of 
this household comes 
beauty. The story Zindel 
wrote is slightly absurd 
and unbelievable, yet it 
has enough love to make it 
a universal family story. 
My hope is that the au- 
dience will believe some- 
thing beautiful will come 
from this family." 

Marigolds was selected 
Best American Play of the 

1969-70 season and 
shared an OBIE Award 
for Best Off-Broadway 
Play that same year. 
Zindel also won a Pulitzer 
Prize for the work. 

Fichtner likens Zindel's 
work "close to Tennessee 
Williams in his dialogue. 
He translates poetry into 
natural conversation." 

Fichtner, a Samford 
theater alumnus, present- 
ly serves as theater arts su- 
pervisor for the Jefferson 
County Board of Educa- 
tion. In 1985, Fichtner di- 
rected SUT's production 
of The Rivals. 

In addition to Edwards 
and Rothermel, the cast 
included Linda Pearson as 
Tillie, Teri Stewart as 
Ruth, and Laura Kilgore 
as Nannie. Scenery, light- 
ing and costumes were by 
faculty design team Bar- 
bara and Eric Olson. 


The Effects Of Gamma Rays On Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 

A little touch of the supernat- 
ural pervaded the stage as 
the four main characters ap- 
peared on stage simultaneously. 

Penny Edwards adds to the 
plot of the play by Filling in 
some of the details during her 
phone conversation. 


his simple display set the 
mood for the play, a corn- 
look at the relationship be- 
past, present, and future. 




Narrowed Down to The 

aster Minds 



's the varsity 
port of the 
mind." said Dr. 
'"James Fisk. In 
the true Trivial 
Pursuit tradition. Col- 
lege Bowl was one of 
the highlights of the fall 

Organizations were 
asked to field teams 
that competed against 
each other in a timed 
game. Players raced for 
the buzzer to answer 
questions in various cat- 

The questions were 
given point values de- 
pending on difficulty. 

A game consisted of 
two halves. The team 
that accumulated the 
most points at the end 
of the game was de- 
clared the winner and 
progressed to the next 
round in a double- 
elimination tourna- 

The finals of the 
competition were held 
in October in Reid 

Chapel as a convocation 


Trie team representing 
the losers bracket was 
known as the "Social Or- 
phans." The members 
were Victor Nichols, Da- 
vid Owenby, Lee Pinson 
and Jeff Hodges. 

They entered the finals 
with only one loss and hav- 
ing scored the most points 
<>l am team in the tour- 

The representative 
from the winners bracket 
was the team of Delta Om- 
icron, the professional 
music fraternity. The 
members were Leisl Dees, 
John Bankson, Darron 
McKinney and Susan Tav- 
lor. The) were the only 
team that was undefeated. 

The competition was 
close and the Social Or- 
phans led most of the way. 
AO, however, staged a 

In the final minute of 
the game, they answered a 
question that gave them 
the win by only ten points. 

They remained un- 
defeated as they qual- 
ified to be the represen- 
tative in the regional 
competition to be held 
at the University <>l 
South Alabama. 

David Owenby, of 
the Social Orphans, was 
named the tourna- 
ment's Most Valuable 
Player. He scored more 
points than any other 
single competitor. 

Under Dr. Fisk, the 
college bowl teams have 
improved their region- 
al standings and he 
seemed to really get the 
teams excited. 

Leisl Dees said, "He's 
really great, to work 
with and just to be 
around.'' ' . , P ,_ n 


arron McKinney looks 
John Bankson 

sion v_„ _ 
time period. These questions 
were bonuses and were 
worth more points because 
of their difficulty. 


•1 91 

If this scene looks familiar 
chances are that you've seen 
it on television. Ronnie Hoi- 
lis, a junior from Fort Payne, 
goofs off in the same chaii 
where Jim McKay 
nightly coverage of the Olympii 


Interns Get Ahead With Extra 


Being a part of the 
ABC tradition be- 
came a reality for 
one student during the 
year. In satisfying the 
internship requirement 
for his major, Ronnie 
Hollis got to be a part 
of something tnat 
would change his life. 

Once every four 
years, an international 
event captured the 
hearts and attention of 
people all over the 
world. This past Winter 
Olympic Games, held in 
Calgary, Alberta, Can- 
ada, captured the atten- 
tion of local students in 
a way that was closer to 
home than usual. 

Ronnie Hollis, a jun- 
ior from Fort Payne, 
landed an internship 
with the ABC Televi- 
sion Production Staff. 
The journalism/mass 
communication major 
worked on the set of 
the ABC coverage cent- 
er side by side with 
names like Jim McKay, 
Al Micheals, and Frank 

The internship re- 
quirement was not a 

new thing, but landing 
such a fun and profitable 
job was not an easy task. 
The students were able to 
pick their own job and 
count it as their internship 
with departmental ap- 
proval. The internships 
were a requirement for 
majors in business, reli- 
gion, and pharmacy. Oth- 
er schools offered intern- 
ships for practical 
experience and class cred- 
it. The whole idea of the 
internship served as a time 
of learning and seeing 
classroom lessons at work 
in real life. Laura Powell, 
a senior interior design 
major, got her internship 
with the Laura Ashley 
Company. In what started 
as a summer internship, 
Laura has advanced, in a 
year's time, to serving as 
assistant manager and 
sales clerk. For many peo- 
ple that participate in any 
type of internship, they 
are able to develop good 
interviewing skills and 
useful contacts for the fu- 
ture job hunting. In some 
cases, the internships 
turned into permanent 
jobs. Another advantage 

of the program was the 
recognition that came to 
the university. If the in- 
ternship requirements 
were met, then the univer- 
sity received the benefits 
when they sent later grad- 
uates into the job market. 

Ronnie's jobs included 
gathering information 
from the computerized in- 
formation system, work- 
ing with commentators, 
and working on the set of 
the master control. Hollis 
said, "I had worked so 
hard to get here and I 
wasn't sure what I would 
be doing. After two inter- 
views, they put me in the 
research department and I 
couldn't have hand picked 
a better job." 

For Ronnie, the expe- 
rience served a bigger 
Kurpose than supporting 
is studies. "Through 
working at the Olympics, 
I've been able to verify 
what I want to do as a ca- 
reer," stated Hollis. For 
others, the program pro- 
vided some most valuable 
experience and a great el- 
ement to add to the re- 


Students From Across ' 


Nigeria, Germany, 
South Vietnam, — 
the university was 
an open door to the world. 
Each of these countries as 
well as others were rep- 
resented by twenty-four 
international students. 

Andrea Wichmann, a 
junior religion and French 
major, was from Bremer- 
haven, W. Germany. 

She said she liked it 
here because Samford of- 
fered the major in religion 
with which she one day 
hopes to work with the 
Baptist students in Germa- 

"There is nothing like this 
in Germany," she said. 

Anita Cnadha, a soph- 
omore business and fi- 
nance major, was from La- 
gos, Nigeria. Her dream 
was to travel. 

"I love meeting new 
people and learning dif- 
ferent cultures," Cnadha 

Yume Phung, a junior 
biology major, was from 
South Vietnam. Her goal 
was to go overseas to un- 
derdeveloped nations to 
help raise health stan- 

These students sounded 

a lot like average American 
college students who have 
dreams and goals like every- 
one else, but they did differ 
in their needs because they 
were international students. 

Chadha said, "We have 
very basic needs, like know- 
ing how and where to shop in 
the States, for example." 

The other needs that came 
to her mind were quite basic 
to an American: getting a so- 
cial security number to open 
a bank account, driver's li- 
censes, finding places to stay 
when the dorms close for hol- 
idays, and other more per- 
sonal needs. 

Chadha said, "We need to 
help each other." 

From those needs and the 
desire to fill them came the 
idea for an international stu- 
dent organization. 

Phung said, "It's impor- 
tant because we are different 
and we came from different 
systems of education. It 
would be good for new stu- 
dents to be helped from our 

Chadha was the driving 
force behind the new group. 
She got the idea over the 
summer when she encoun- 
tered some international stu- 
dents who had needs and 

problems that no one was 
really sensitive to. For ex- 
ample, one student had 
her phone service cut off 
because her check did not 
clear in time. "People 
don't realize that our 
phone is our only connec- 
tion with home," Chadha 

One of the main func- 
tions of the organization 
would be to help students 
"to work together to 
make improvements on all 
the legal and other mat- 
ters that were encoun- 
tered at the university." 

This was definitely the 
beginning of a new aware- 
ness of the foreign stu- 
dents on the campus. It 
was also the beginning of 
the university taking ad- 
vantage of having the 
world at its doorstep and 
all of the benefits that 
would mean. 

The cafeteria was a good 
gathering place for 
many of the international 
students. Here, Lisa Hale, 
from Spain, seems a little 
wary of the conversation. 





Ger) Anderson 

French Club: Campus Min- 
istries Executive Council: 
BSU Choir; University Dis- 
ciplinary Council: Junior 
Class President: Senior 
Class President; SOLO 
Leader: BBB -Treasurer; 
OAK: *HI: AEA -Vice 
President; Xfl Sweetheart: 
I1KA -Corresponding Sec- 


Tamara Armistead 

National Dean"s List: Greg 
Walker Computer Scien« 
Scholarship: Outstanding 
Computer Science Student 
Math Club -President anc 
Vice-President; IIME -Vict 
President: OAK 
Treasurer: ^K*. 


Summer Missionary; Na- 
ional Dean's List: Concerto 
Aria Competition Winner; 
Samford Performing Arts 
'rogram; Hvpatia; AAI1 - 
Senior Panhellenic. Music 
Chairman. House Chair- 
man: AO -Vice President, 
Social Chairman: KAE; 
J>MA Sweetheart. 

Wandy Bennett..., — 

Sarah Bennett 

Summer Missionary; I'ni 
versits Chorale: Samforc 
University Band: Dean's 
List; Welcome Back Com 
mittee: Council of Chap 
lains; Student Member Mu 
sic Educator's Conference 


Ginger Campbell 

Spanish Club President 
River Ministry Secretary 
Summer Missionary; Out 
standing College Student 
>t America: Ministerial \- 

snci.ition: S( '• \ Srlu>lar-.hi 
Winner; Deans List: Hy 
patia; Grace Ezell Scholar 
ship; Myrtle Kurtz Schol 
arship; 2AI1 -Secrelarv 
nrM; 22A; KAE. 

A Capella Choir -Secretary. 
Section Leader: Highest 
Class Honors; <t>K*: AO - 
President: HKA; Birming- 
ham Music Club Organ 


Alicia McBride 

Discipleship Leader: Ger- 
man Club; National Colle- 
giate Foreign Language 
Award: Student Activities 
Council-Parent's Da> 
Chairman; National Dean's 
List; Hypatia; Samford 
Band; BSL Choir: Semester 
Study in Austria; AO: AAA 
-Vice President. 

Patricia Fulbright 

A Capella Choir -Treasurer; 
Outstanding College Stu- 
dents of America; Dean's 
List; Samford Performing 
Arts Program; Samford Vo- 
cal League -Secretary; BSl - 
Choir; Samford Opera 
Workshop: Music Educa- 
tor's National Conference; 
KAE: AO -Music Director. 

Spanish Club; Math Club: 
Dean's List; Lab Assistant: 
BBB: IN -Reporter, Alum- 
ni Contact, Softball Coach; 
AAn -Softball Coach. 
Football Coach, Pi Guy. 

Who's W ho 

National Dean's List; Na- 
tional Greek Merit Scholar; 
United States Achievement 
Ac ail.iMN All-American; 
Step Sinn Scholarship; IK 


President; (Genesis I'm 


. \ 

Little Siller; A/. Academic 
< tiairman Chaplain, Social 
Chairman. Chapter Editor. 

Brian Raley 

National Dean's List; Ac- 
ademic All-American: Na- 
tional Greek Collegiate 
Merit Award; United States 
Achievement Academy; 
Senate Elections Commit- 
tee; Curriculum Committee; 
Business School Commit- 
tee; Varsity Baseball-Four 
Year Letterman; *A0: 
nTM: OAM; 2N - 
President. Treasurer. 


sociation of Business Ma- 
jors; Lecture Series C 

mittee; Dormitory 

Committee; Pood Services 
Committer: Outstanding 
Collegr Students ol Vmei 
ica; Outstanding Young 
Men of America; Senioi 
Homecoming Court Escort; 
A All Pi Guy; OAK; SX • 



President, Presiden 

Be- |H 

Summer Missionary: Gen- 
esis Project: SOLO Leader; 
Campus Ministries Execu- 
tive Council: BSD Choir — 
Social Chairman; Student 
Gov eminent- Vice President 
for Student Activities. Ex- 
ecutive Assistant: Louis 
Armstrong Scholarship; 
AEA -Reporter. Secretarv: 


Mark Thomas 

I ,.-.1 Yoa 

,1 Urn 

Reece Scholarship; Associ- 
ation for Childhood Inter- 

national-President; KA't' 

Be\h Taulman 

P.P. Bums Scholarship: 
Luke 2:52 Scholarship: 
Zela Tau Alpha Crown De- 
velopment Fund Scholar- 
ship; Joseph King Scholar- 
ship: SGA Scholarship: 
Ruric Wheeler Scholarship 
Medal: National Dean's 
List; Junior Class Secre- 
tary; RSI Choir; Campus 
Ministries Executive Coun- 
cil: College Council. Shades 
Mountain Baptist Church: 
Hvpalia: AAA: OAK: 


Vice President. 

School of Business \dvisO- 
rj Board Award: Donald 
Brahslon Scholarship; De- 
bale Team; Faculty Exec- 
utive Committee on Busi- 
ness Vffairs and Faculty 
Welfare: National VsSOl ia- 
tion of Accountants: Asso- 
ciation of Business Majors: 
AK* -President; *H2; 
*K4>: OAK. 

Michael 1 aniiii." 

A< ademh All-American; 

Angel Flight: BSl Choir: 
Dean's List; Discipleship; 
Greek Pageant: Hvpalia: 
Spanish Club: Outstanding 
College Students of Amer- 
ica: SOLO Leader; 
Lakeshore Hospital Minis- 
try Team Chairman: BBB; 
XV. -Assilanl Pledge Train- 
er, Activities Chairman. Ca- 
reer Development Chair- 
man. Vice President. 
President: AAA: OAK. 

J 97 

Thornton Wilder' s One Act Takes A 

i/ourney Back 

The university the- 
atre closed its suc- 
cessful 1987-88 
Kroduction season with a 
umorous, yet touching 
look at the American fam- 

"The World of Thorn- 
ton Wilder" featured 
three, heartwarming, one- 
act plays. They were: 
"Infancy. " "Childhood," 
and "The Happy Journey 
to Trenton and Camden. ' 
Harold Hunt, director 
of the one-acts, described 
the plays as "comedies 
with interesting under- 
tones of the serious." 
Hunt said the plays were a 
lot of fun on the surface 
level, but they also had 
some depth. 

Cast member Barbara 
Dawson described the 
plays as funny and cute, 
yet touching and deep. 

"Infancy" portrayed 
adults not understanding 
the true needs of children. 
Childhood gave a zany 
look at the games children 
play. Cast member Rob 
Strickland said the play 
"echoes things in your 
childhood that you didn't 
think were universally 

the Harrison Theater fill 
with laughter as audience 
members identified with the 
fictitional family going on a 
vacation in a car. 

The one-acts were 

f iresented in typical Wilder 
ashion; all but the basics 
were trimmed away. To the 
surprise of the audience 
members, there was no sce- 
nery or backdrop and only a 
few props were used. The au- 
dience had to imagine the 
setting in the simple, yet di- 
rect scenes. 

Hunt said the simplicity of 
design was unusual for 
Samford. Dawson said the 
reason for such a simple set- 
ting was to place the focus 
entirely on the actors and the 
characters they were trying 
to protray. 

The actors kept the audi- 
ences' attention by taking ad- 
vantage of Wilder's interest- 
ing staging techniques. To 
the delight of the viewers, 
cast members walked 
through the audience cham- 
ber and frequently stepped 
out of their role to talk di- 
rectly to the audience. The 
well-know Wilder techniques 
helped the audience to get 
involved with the play. 

SUT's scheduled finale was 
Agatha Christie's Ten Little 
Indians. Hunt decided to 

change plays to focus on act- 
ing and give roles to more 
people. Hunt also said Ten 
Little Indians wasn't as intri- 
guing as he wanted it to be. 

At first, many drama ma- 
jors were upset about cancel- 
lation of the full-length play 
for the shorter, one-acts. 
Many majors felt it was an 
anticlimactic way to end the 

However, as the perform- 
ers began rehearsing, their 
feelings began to change. 

Cast member Teri Stewart 
said once the cast got into the 
show, the excitement rose. 
She said she was sorry so 
many cast members had com- 
plained about the cancella- 
tion because it caused many 
people not to see the plays. 

Cast member Marti John- 
son said the one-acts prob- 
ably challenged the cast more 
than Ten Little Indians. He 
also said the Wilder plays 
helped him grow more as an 

In spite of some last minute 
changes, SUT presented a 

Erofessional and unforgetta- 
le look into the world of 
Thornton Wilder. 

— I racey Shcphard 


Linda Pierson, Brent Wad- 
sworth, Laura Kilgore, and 
Sharon Powell play characters 
taking a bus ride. Wadsworth, 
Kilgore, and Powell were chil- 
dren and Pierson played the 
role of the mother. 

Walker plays the bus 

childhood fanta- 

The childhood skit was 

id play in a series of 

The family looks on as stage 
manager Steve Mason 
checks the oil in the car. They 
were in the third play, "The 
Happy Journey From Camden 

« I 99 


Dr. Corts Reveals Unknown Facts With 

ust A Chat 

"X Tot many students ever 
l\/ think 'of President 
■*■ » Corts in settings oth- 
er than school. Others claim 
they do not see him on cam- 
pus and that he seems un- 
available to students. The 
president does have another 
side and he took some time 
out of his busy schedule to 
provide a glimpse of that oth- 
er side. 

Corts was inaugurated as 
Samford University's 
President on November 9, 
AGE: 46 

try something in the busi- 
ness world. It might be 
something in Europe, but 
it would be something that 
is helpful to people." 
"Charley" starring Cliff 

"Witness" starring Harri- 
son Ford 

PLISHMENT: "There is 

no single event. It is an op- 
portune time to be part of 
something that is larger than 

MY JOB: "getting to know 
the people I work, with and 

MY JOB: "that I know so few 
of the people very well" 
ME: "I'm not an ogre and I 
am a human being." 
MOMENT: "I was in a hotel 
where they were filming a 
movie starring Morgan 
Fairchild. I went to the desk 
to ask for something. The 
desk attendant told me not to 
be surprised if I saw someone 
that looked like Morgan 
Fairchild because it really was 
her. Then I asked who Mor- 
gan Fairchild was." 
joy classical music and I listen 
to WVSU." 

HEROES: "People that were 
heads of universities 200 

years ago. People like Wil- 
liam Jennings Bryan and 
others were a great com- 
bination of Christianity 
and politics. They had 
great minds." 
YEARS? "I want to be a 
better person than I am 
today. I hope for the uni- 
versity to be stronger on a 
financial basis with better 
salaries. I hope that it will 
be more established as an 
institution, and I hope to 
have found some more 
ways to be with the stu- 

— Hallic Von Hagen 

Dr. Corts presents a pre- 
liminary floor plan for 
the newly established Divin- 
ity School. The school was 
created after an endowment 
to the university for that 
purpose was received 


President Corts 


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turned out to be a positi' 
Dean Martha Ann Cox graduated 
from Howard College where she 
was a cheerleader and H< 
ing Q. 
president of Student Affairi 


Schools Run Smoothly As Deans & VP': 

ake Charge 

A common mystery 
among college stu- 
dents centers around 
the specific jobs for which 
deans and vice-presidents 
are responsible. 

Dean Timothy Burelle of 
the Pharmacy school 
summed up the dean's re- 
sponsibility best. "(We are) 
the chief academic and ad- 
ministration officers of the 
schools." This seemed like a 
rather broad statement, but 
so were the responsibilities 
of the deans. 

Within the university, 
there were seven different 
schools and seven different 
deans. They included: Lee 
Allen, Howard College of 
Arts and Sciences: Marian 
Baur. Ida Moffett School of 
Nursing; Gene Black. School 
of Music; Dr. Julian Prince, 
Orlean Beeson School of 
Education: and Bobert Da- 
vid. School of Business. Vi- 
ce-presidents include: Dean 
Martha Ann Cox, Student 

Affairs: Steven Allgood, Athlet- 
ic Administration; Mr. Gerald 
Macon. Business Affairs; and 
Parham Williams, Cumberland 
Law School. 

The vice-presidents mainly 
acted as coordinators for the 
various departments. They were 
directly accountable to Dr. 
Corts for the staff and programs 
under their control. 

Dean Williams of the law 
school said his responsibilities 
include, "The development of 
alumni relations, management 
of the law library, and the di- 
rection of a major placement 

Dean Julian Prince of the 
School of Education said his 
main goal was to see that in- 
tegrity was maintained. He also 
saw one of his main respon- 
sibilities as overseeing the prep- 
aration of quality teachers. He 
was also responsible for hiring 
new instructors, making sure 
records are accurate, and that 
students who graduate were du- 
ly certified in Alabama. "I like 

the atmosphere here," he stat- 
ed, "it is one of the strongest 
institutions in Alabama, and it is 
going to be one of the most 
outstanding Baptist universi- 

Dean Lee Allen was prob- 
ably the busiest dean of all. He 
was responsible for the oper- 
ation of thirteen separate de- 
partments. Allen said that his 
main responsibility was com- 
munication between all of the 
departments. Allen arrived on- 
campus around 7:30 a.m. each 
day and he usually stayed until 
6:30 or 7:00 p.m. 

The newest dean on-campus 
was the business dean. Bobert 
David. He joined the staff in 
April 1988 and immediately 
began incorporating a student- 
run computer business. Some 
future plans included starting a 
venture capital firm. In that 
firm, students would be the as- 
sistants under a full-time man- 


ns/Vice Presidents 

University Provost William 
Hull presents the floor plan§ 
for the newly formed Divinity 
school. The entire first floor of 
the religion building had to be 
remodeled in order to ready the 
building for classes. 

Steven Allgood was named Ath- 
letic Director after the resig- 
nation of Paul Dietzel. Allgood 
also served as the golf coach for 
the men's team. 

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run by Dr. Corts. bers. 


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Bottom Drops 

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, October 19, 
1987, an event unparalleled in American his- 
tory' occurred: the New York Stock Exchange 
closed with a loss of 508 points. 

Of the 1 .860 stocks listed on the Exchange, 
1.749 fell in value on that day. 

This one-day loss capped a two-month de- 
cline, in which the value of U.S. stocks plunged 
by nearly half a trillion dollars. 

Seventeen percent of the total value of the 
Dow Jones Industrial averages was lost. How- 
ever, that figure was far behind the eighty 
percent wipeout that was suffered in the Great 
Depression in 1929. 

The effects of "Terrible Tuesday" were felt 
at home as well as around the world. The 
university lost approximately one million dollars 
on paper, but administration officials were not 
overly concerned. 

Gerald Macon, vice president for business 
affairs, said at the time that administration 
officials "aren't panicking in any way. shape, or 
form" over the crash. 

Since then, the university fundraising efforts 
garnered more than forty million dollars, and 
the market stabilized. 

Miss Michigan 
Takes Crown 

John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

ATLANTIC CITY — Kaye Loni Rae Rafko. a 
24-year-old native of Monroe. Michigan, was 
crowned as the 1988 Miss America last Sep- 
tember and no one was more surprised than 

She said that she had been told on numerous 
occasions that she did not have what it took to 
become Miss America. Among other things, she 
was a brunette and her talent consisted of a 
Hawaian-Tahitian dance. 

When asked about the competition. Miss 
Rafko spoke of her interview as her strongpoint. 
"I talked to some of the judges afterward," she 
commented. " and they said the interview was 
what pulled me through. A couple of them said 
that I was the only contestant that was not 
aspiring to be anything; I had already become 
that — a nurse." 

Miss Rafko received her nursing degree from 
the St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, 
in 1985. 

Rafko used her new exposure from the Miss 
America Pageant to become a spokesman for 
the nursing profession. She traveled all across 
the country speaking to different groups about 
the importance of nursing. One such stop in her 
travels was the Baptist Medical Cent- 
er/Montclair Regional Center in Birmingham. 

Ka\e Lam Rae Rajlco, Miss Michigan, shous her surprise as 
she is being crouned Miss America 1988. Rafko. a nurse, 

presented a somen lull talent — a Polynesian dance. 

Entertainment Loses Greats 

Fred Astaire 

John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

BIRMINGHAM — Although 
the year brought many joyful 
memories, the deaths of several 
entertainers cast a gloom over 

On June 22, Fred Astaire 
died of complications from 
pneumonia. The 88-year-old 
dancer extraordinaire starred in 
many movies during the De- 
pression years of the 1930s 
and the war years of the 1940s. 
He starred with legends like 
Rita Hayworth and his famous 
partner. Ginger Rogers. 

Jackie Gleason, The Great 
One, died of cancer on June 
24, just two days later. He was 
71. Gleason made his mark 

with his portrayal of Ralph 
Cramden in the 1950s sitcom, 
"The Honeymooners." His 
most famous movie role came 
in the 1961 hit "The Hustler" 
in which he played Minnesota 

Lome Greene died of a heart 
attack in Santa Monica, Cali- 
fornia, on September 1 1 . The 
72-year-old actor was a pioneer 
of Canadian broadcasting, and 
he maintained his Canadian cit- 
izenship throughout his life. He 
starred as the patriarch Ben 
Cartwright in "Bonanza." 

Liberace, the 67-year-old pi- 
anist who became famous for 
his excessive use of furs and 
jewelry, died on February 4, in 
Palm Springs, California. 

The cause of death was listed 

as pneumonia brought on by 
AIDS, acquired immune defi- 
ciency syndrome. Although 
Liberace denied having the dis- 
ease, rumors persisted about 
his homosexual tendencies. 

John Huston, one of the 
greatest movie directors to ever 
live, died of chronic emphyse- 
ma. He was 81. Huston won 
two Oscars for his efforts. After 
his debut with, "The Maltese 
Falcon," Huston later directed 
"The African Queen" and 
"Prizzi's Honor." 

One of Hollywood's premiere 
tough guys. Lee Marvin, died of 
a heart attack at the age of 63. 
Marvin won an Oscar in 1956 
for his role in "Cat Ballou" and 
went on to later play the leader 
of the "Dirty Dozen." 



Award Winners 

By John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

BIRMINGHAM — No matter what your taste. 
1987 supplied enough fun and excitement in 
the entertainment world to make you happy. 

The best movie of the year, according to the 
Motion Picture Academy of Fine Arts, was 
"The Last Emperor." It walked away with nine 
Oscars, tying the most number of Oscars won 
by a single film in history. 

Best Actor and Actress honors went to Mi- 
chael Douglas and Cher, respectively. Douglas 
won for his performance in "Wall Street," a 
timely, gripping drama about insider trading, 
while Cher's performance in "Moonstruck" was 
more comical. 

The Grammys were highlighted by the ap- 
pearance of Michael Jackson who had not made 
a television appearance in two years. 

Jackson had not appeared since performing 
his smash hit, "Billie Jean" on the show in 
1985. Despite his appearance, Jackson was 
snubbed in the awards department. 

The best album of the year was "Graceland," 
by Paul Simon, while the group of the year was 
Bon Jovi. They captured the award with such 

hits as, "Wanted: Dead or Alive" and "Living 
On A Prayer." 

Whitney Houston also made her mark as she 
became the entertainer with the most number- 
one singles in a row in history. Houston's 
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" hit number one 
making her seventh single in a row. 

The Emmy awards were not carried on net- 
work television and the four-hour program was 
the longest in history. For the first time, the 
program was carried on the Fox Broadcast 

The hottest show on TV was definitely "L.A. 
Law," which won five Emmys for 1987, in- 
cluding Best Drama Series. It also led the way 
for NBC's 16 Emmys. CBS had 1 1; PBS had 8; 
and ABC only mustered 4. 

The country music world honored its best at 
the Academy of Country Music Awards. The 
Entertainer of the Year award went to Hank 
Williams, Jr., Top Male Vocalist award went to 
Randy Travis, Jr. and Reba McEntire walked 
away with Top Female Vocalist honors. For the 
second year in a row, the group Alabama was 
snubbed. The group was nominated for three 

Whitney Houston 

Papal Visit 
Causes Stir 

By John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

Pope John Paul II 
loured parts of the 
United States for ten 
days in September 
1987, his first visit to 
America since 1979. 

Unlike his 1979 
visit, which was 
marked by admonish- 
ments and berate- 
ments for the inde- 
pendent ways of 
American Catholics, 
his 1987 visit fea- 
tured blessings and 
warm homilies to the 
enthusiastic crowds 
that greeted him. 

Extensive security 
measures made sure 
that the Pope's visit 
was danger free. Over 
7,000 National 
Guardsmen, Secret 
Service agents, as well 
as state and local po- 

lice guarded the Mi- 
ami Airport to insure 
the Pope's safety. 

When riding 
through the streets, 
the Pope rode in a 
"Popemobile," a 
Mercedes 230G. 

The papal visit also 
created a gold mine 
for entrepreneurs who 
cashed in on Pope- 

Souvenirs ranged 
from T-shirts embla- 
zoned with ridiculous 
sayings (Pope McK- 
enzie. The Original 
Vatican Animal) to the 
ultimate in personal 
hygiene, Pope-on-a- 
Rope soap. 

President and Mrs. Reagan 
greet Pope Paul II as he 
arrives in the United States. 
The Pope arrived in Miami 
to begin a nine-city tour of 
the stales. 

1 107 


Candidates Fight For Nomination 

John Pucketl 
EN Copy Editor 

Throughout 1987 and 1988. the 
races for the Democratic and Re- 
publican nominations for president 
were a constant source of news. 

On the Republican side, what be- 
gan as a close race ended in a strong 
finish for Vice President George 
Bush. After battling Robert Dole for 
several months without being able to 
pull ahead. Bush was aided by an 
interview with Dan Rather of CBS 
News. When prodded about his in- 
volvement in the Iran-contra affair, 
Bush responded angrily, standing up 
to Rather on national television. 

This outburst helped to dissolve 
some of the "wimp" image he had 
carried around since the beginning 
of the campaign, and helped propel 
him to the front of the Republican 

race. Other contenders, such as Pat 
Robertson, the preacher turned pol- 
itician, made progress early in the 
race, but gradually lost steam. 

On the Democratic side, indeci- 
sion reigned. The biggest surprise of 
the race was, undoubtedly, Jesse 
Jackson, who was locked in a tight 
race with Massachussetts Governor 
Michael Dukakis and Tennessee 
Senator Albert Gore. Jackson cre- 
ated problems for the leaders of the 
Democratic party, many of whom 
considered Jackson to be 
"unelectable," even if he received 
the nomination of the party. 

As the race wore on, however, it 
became obvious that Dukakis would 
be the Democratic nominee in the 
race for the presidency. Aided by 
strong showings in the Midwest and 
West, Dukakis easily nudged out 

Jackson for the bid. Jackson quickly 
began campaigning to become 
Dukakis' running mate in 1988. but 
Texas senator Lloyd Bentson was 
selected instead. 

On the Republican side. Bush, 
who had enjoyed a huge lead in the 
polls, watched his lead begin to slip 
away. According to an NBC News 
poll, 58 percent of the American 
people did not want to follow Ronald 
Reagan's policies for the next four 
years. This indirectly hurt Bush, who 
was having a hard time breaking 
from the image of being a puppet of 
the Reagan administration. 

Each of the Democratic candi- 
dates, it seemed, enjoyed his mo- 
ment in the sun, Paul Simon, the 
"ugly-duckling" Senator from Illi- 
nois, enjoyed a strong fall campaign, 
but his popularity waned as the win- 

ter of 1987 and the spring of 
1988 progressed. 

Richard Gephardt also had his 
moment. He finished second in 
the New Hampshire primary, with 
20 percent of the votes. His na- 
tivist trade policies and his "fiery, 
mock-populist rhetoric," as Time 
magazine put it, made him a hit 
with the blue-collar workers, but 
he too burned out. 

As the day for the nomination 
approached, Bush and Dukakis 
were running neck-and-neck in 
the polls. Neither seemed to be 
able to pull ahead of the other. 
The question of who would be the 
next President of the United 
States, which at one time seemed 
to be easy to answer, would def- 
initely not be decided until No- 

Unrest in Gulf 
Increases All Year 

John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

In 1987. the United States became directly 
involved in the Persian Gulf conflict between 
Iran and Iraq. 

In July of 1987, Kuwaiti tankers carrying oil 
sold to the United States began flying American 
flags. President Ronald Reagan vowed to do 
what was necessary to protect Americas in- 
terests in the Gulf. 

This was necessary due to an increase in 

hostilities between Iraq and Iran. Some of the 
fiercest fighting of the seven-year war between 
the two nations occurred during the fall of 1987 
and the spring of 1988. Iran's rag tag flotilla of 
speedboats, frigates and whatever else would 
float seemed to fire at anything moving in the 
Gulf, while Iraq continued to push for a U.S.- 
Iran confrontation. 

And they were not disappointed. 

When reflagged tankers and American 
helicoptors were harrassed by Iranian gunboats 
and missiles, United States forces struck back. 
On September 21, United States helicopters 
opened fire on an Iranian ship, the Iran Ajr, 
when it was caught laying mines. In early and 
mid-October, American reprisals continued as 

Iranian missile platforms and gunships were 
destroyed after attacks on United States vessels. 

Incidents such as these kept tension high in 
the Persian Gulf throughout 1987 and into 
1988, and illustrated President Reagan's tough 
"anti-terrorism" policy. 

Despite President Reagan's hard-line ap- 
proach to what he called the "terrorism" by 
Iran, it was an economic fact that the U.S. 
needed Iran's oil. Over the summer of 1987. 
the U.S. imported $700 million in Iranian oil. 

By August of 1988, however, a fragile cease 
fire had been declared in the eight-year Iran- 
Iraq war. 

In an effort to keep the Persian Gulf open to navigation, the United State* began in July to escort ressels to protect them from Iran. In September, the United Stales Nar>) 
bleu up an Iranian ship that was caught laying mines in the Gulf. Several mines were confiscated. 

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John Pucketl 
EN Copy Editor 

It had happened 103 times before 
in American history: a spot was open 
on the Supreme Court, and the Pres- 
ident had the chance to fill the space. 
He nominated a successor to the de- 
parted judge to take his place on the 

But this time, things did not go too 
smoothly. President Ronald Reagan 
named Robert Bork as the successor, 
and immediately a storm of contro- 
versy surrounded the man with the 
curly hair and thin beard. 

The appointment of Bork to the 
Supreme Court would have shifted the 
court's ideological balance to a con- 
servative majority for the first time 
since the 1930s. Bork would def- 
initely represent a big change for the 
highest court in the land. Ironically, 
Bork was a leading critic of the mod- 
ern court's decision making, and he 
had his own theory on how jurists 
should interpret the Constitution. 

Bork's critics, led by the Senate 
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jo- 
seph Biden, argued that Bork was a 
right-wing radical whose opinions and 

writings revealed an extremely con- 
stricted view of the Constitution that 
would threaten basic principles of so- 
cial justice and individual liberties. 

President Reagan, during his two 
terms, had the opportunity to nom- 
inate several justices. It was especially 
important that the last one be exactly 
right. Bork and his supporters argued 
that he was a fair, open-minded, bril- 
liant jurist whose philosophy of ju- 
dicial restraint would counteract 30 
years of excessive social activism by 
the court. 

The pressure of intense scrutiny by 
the press and non-stop questions on 
his political stand became too much 
for Bork at one point in the pro- 
ceedings; he asked the president to 
withdraw his name from the nom- 
ination. Friends and supporters urged 
him not to quit, though, and he soon 
reentered the race. 

After almost a month of intense 
public scrutiny, Bork's nomination 
was defeated on the floor of the Sen- 
ate, ending his bid to become the 
104th Supreme Court Justice and 
dealing a severe blow to 

Auoriatrd Prr» 

The Senate rejected President Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme 
Court by a 58~t2 rote, which ended a long contentious debate over a judge 
alternately portrayed as a brilliant jurist and a dangerous extremist. 

Summit Success 

President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev share 
summit that look place in December. The tico leaders enjoy 
coming to an agreement about arms control during their t 

a light moment during the 
»</ swapping jokes as icell as 

John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

The leaders of the world's two 
most powerful nations met in 
Washington in December of 1987. 
Ronald Reagan and Mikhail 
Gorbachev signed a treaty elim- 
inating an entire class of atomic 
weapons from Europe and the rest 
of the world. 

The agreement eliminated So- 
viet and American missiles and es- 
tablished rigorous on-site verifica- 
tion procedures that pave the way 
for more ambitious agreements in 
the Strategic Arms Reduction 
Talks (SART) regarding long- 
range weapons. 

The negotiating teams were able 
to work out some new details con- 
cerning their goal of a 50 percent 
reduction in strategic arms. B) 
agreeing to set aside the ISSlie <>l 

exactly how the 1972 tatiballistu 
Missile Treat) would lestriet the 
development ol Reagan's proposed 

Strategic Defense Initiative, the 
two sides showed a willingness — 
at least for the moment — to make 
that dispute less of an obstacle to a 
START Treaty. 

More importantly, perhaps, was 
the spirit of friendliness and open- 
ness that pervaded the summit. It 
was the closest the United Stales 
and the Soviet Union have come to 
being nice to each other in the 
forty-year Cold War. 

Highlights of the summit were 
personal in nature, and they in- 
volved Reagan and Gorbachev. 
The two smiled, shook hands, ex- 
changed pens, and traded one- 
liners throughout the summit. At 
one point. Gorbachev even burst 
into a song. 

When it was all over, Gorbachev 

tailed the three-da\ summit a 
"major event in N%orld politics." 
and Reagan declared that I he 
meeting had "lit the ^k\ with hope 

lot .,11 people of goodwill." 

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B) John Puckell 
EN Copy Editor 

CALGARY — Although the United States was 
dominated in virtually ever) competition, the 
"Battle of the Brians" was not one of them. For 
three days of competition and weeks of media 
build-up. two young men. both named Brian 
endured an incredibly tense battle of wills and 

Brian Boitano. the American, and Brian 
Orser. the Canadian, were two of the finest male 
figure skaters in the world. The two were good 
friends and they were similar in mannerisms 
and appearance. 

After the compulsory figures and the short 
program. Boitano held a slight edge in the point 
category. He had won the figures, worth 30 
percent of the total, but lost the short program. 

worth 20 percent. The medal would come down to 
the winner of the long program. 

Skating to Coppola's Napolean, Boitano exe- 
cuted jumps, twists, and turns that dazzled the 
audience. He seemed to enjoy himself, too — as 
he swirled into his final spin, he broke into a 
radiant smile. Then he came to a halt — and 
fought back tears of joy. 

Orser, skating in his home country, skated bril- 
liantly. So powerfully, in fact, that four of the nine 
judges rated his performance higher than Boita- 
no's. When Orser finished the program, teddy 
bears and flowers by the hundreds rained down on 
the ice. 

Boitano just edged him out on points and Orser 
said, "I'm disappointed. What can I say?" 

Boitano's medal was the first gold medal for the 
United States and it settled the question of the 
battling Brians. 

Last In Line, 
First In Hearts 

By John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

CALGARY — Perhaps the most 
loved performer of the Olympic 
Games was Michael Edwards, a 
24-year-old plasterer from Chel- 
tenham, England. 

It is for sure that Edwards was 
not the typical competitor. 

He was not the muscle-bound, 
fine-tuned, skill-conscious compet- 

He was, however, a member of 
the British national team and he 
would soon become a sentimental 
favorite of the spectators. 

Edwards, also known as "Eddie 
the Eagle," did not win his event, 
the ski jump; in fact, he came in 
dead last. 

He did win the hearts of the 
media and the people in countries 
all over the world. 

Wearing thick glasses and an 
intense expression under his gog- 
gles, Edwards fearlessly pointed 
his toes downslope and went for a 

His flights, however, were meas- 
ured as some of the shortest known to 

He did not seem to care, however, 
that he was terrible at the sport he was 
competing in: he just did what he had 
to do to enjoy himself. 

Edwards became known for his 
candid and witty answers to questions 
posed by the press. 

When he was asked who his fa- 
vorite skier was, Edwards replied, 
"Pope John Paul II." 

During the ski jumping competi- 
tion, the Olympic Committee consid- 
ered banning Edwards from the com- 

They cited the fact that he could 
possibly hurt himself or some of the 
other competitors. 

"Eddie the Eagle" was finally al- 
lowed to complete all of his jumps. 

In so doing, Edwards gained a little 
of the thrill of competing in the 
Olympics as well as gaining the love of 
the people of the world. 


Jansen Falls; Loses Chance 
to Capture Gold 

U mid Spmil Cliiunpitm llun Jun 
meter speed skate. Jansen, utilise 
United States' best hope for a me 

By John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

CALGARY— At six a.m. on 
Sunday, February 14, Dan 
Jansen received a telephone 
call. That call would change 
his life and, especially, the 
next few days. 

Jansen, 22, was a speed 
skater with the American 
team at the Winter Olympics 
in Calgary. He was consid- 
ered by many to be one of 
America's best hopes for a 
speed skating medal — pos- 
sibly a gold. 

That life-changing phone 
call came from the hospital 
room of Jansen's sister, 
Jane. Jane was fighting a 
battle with leukemia and she 
was losing. Jansen was able 
to speak with his sister de- 
spite the fact that she could 
not speak back. Four hours 

later, Jane died. 

Eleven hours later, Jansen 
lined up against his competitors 
for the 500 meter event. He 
dedicated the race to his sister. 
Jansen was obviously dis- 
traught. He was grieving; he 
was nervous and anxious. 

Perhaps that explains why he 
fell during the first turn of the 
race, skidding out of control 
and clipping another skater be- 
fore slamming into the side- 

The crowd at Calgary, and 
viewers around the world, 
mourned with Dan Jansen. Eve- 
ryone seemed to be in his cor- 
ner rooting for him in his next 
event, the 1,000 meter race to 
be held on Thursday. 

Jansen started well, surging 
past the other skaters. At the 
600 meter mark, he was .31 
seconds faster than any of the 
competition. The crowd was on 

its feet, in Calgary and 
around the world. 

Then, unbelievably, just 
200 meters short of the fin- 
ish line, Jansen fell again. 
He sat, stunned, on the ice 
until his teammates came to 
help him up. 

In an Olympics in which 
the United States was dom- 
inated by the other nations, 
Jansen had to deal with the 
extra pressure of grief from 
a far away place. 

Although Jansen did not 
win a medal at the games, he 
did win the hearts of the 
American people. For weeks 
after the Games had ended, 
the postman brought cards 
and letters full of sympathy 
and admiration. 

Jansen definitely fell on 
the ice. but the people of the 
world reached out to pick 
him up. 

Thomas Earns Third 

By John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

CALGARY— She was the 
epitomy of confidence and com- 
mitment. "I just know I can win 
the gold," she would mutter to 
herself occasionally. 

Debi Thomas, the 20-year- 
old premed student at Stanford, 
was a flashy, brilliant skater. 
She was set to square off 
against East Germany's 
Katarina Witt, the reigning 
Olympic champion. 

Both ladies were practically 
flawless in their short programs, 
but Thomas led in points. It 
would come down l<> the free 

Witt skated well, but most 
observers fell that it was within 
Thomas' power to win the gold. 

Disaster again struck, however 
— Thomas wobbled and then fell 
during her program, thereby end- 
ing any chance for winning the 

She was overtaken by a Cana- 
dian for the silver and she wound 
up with the bronze. Witt was 
awarded the gold. 

Thomas was obviously disap- 
pointed as she headed home to 
begin school again. She and Dan 
Jansen were fitting examples of the 
hard luck that the United States 
experienced throughout the games. 

\iiietn u's Cold medal hopeful. Delu Thom- 
as spreads her arms as she skates to upbeat 

musu in Iiii \lioit plagium piesentatimi. 
Thomas nl Sun Josr. Ciilifiuuia. chuimed 
the hearts ,./ h, i nudum v. hut she fmled to 
urn the heiuts nl tin- judges. She iilllie in 
third in the event. 




Quakes Cause 

Damage, Claim 

Six Lives 

By John Pucketl 

F.N Copy Editor 


The ten-second jolt of an earthquake 
in October 1987 scared Californians in- 
to thinking. 

The quake, centered between Whit- 
tier and Pasadena, was 30 miles from 
the San Andreas Fault. "This was a 
little wake-up call," warned a California 
disaster-planning official. 

The quake, measuring 6.1 on the 
Richter scale, was a tremble compared 
with the 8.1 quake that hit Mexico City 
in 1985. However, the short shake was 
the most potent in Southern California 
since 1971. 

California's October earthquake left 
more than 100 injured and claimed the 
lives of six, including an electrical re- 
pairman buried in an underground tun- 
nel, a college student struck by falling 
concrete in a campus garage, and three 
people who died of heart attacks 
brought on by the shock. 

The jolt, modest in size, paralyzed 
civil-defense systems and created a new 
awareness in the importance of prepar- 
ing for the dreaded "big one." Millions 
were awakened to the realities of this 
earthquake and the possibility of a larg- 

Jimmy's Turn 

By John Puckett 

FN Copy Editor 


Jimmy Swaggart joined the ranks of 
fallen televangelists when he admitted 
to sexual encounters with prostitutes. 

In a tearful sermon, Swaggart said 
he "had no one but himself to blame." 
He spoke to God, saying, "I have 
sinned against you, my Lord." 

Swaggart's was another in the grow- 
ing list of scandals that rocked the 
electronic church. In 1987, Oral Rob- 
erts was criticized for his fundraising 
techniques, and Jim and Tammy Bak- 
ker made headlines when information 
about illicit sexual encounters and 
their lavish lifestyle was made public. 

By John Puckett 
EN Copy Editor 

No one would have ever 
guessed that throwing some- 
thing away could be so com- 

After spending weeks at sea 
and traveling more than 5,000 
miles, Lowell Harrelson finally 
got rid of the pile of garbage 
on his barge. The garbage had 
traveled up and down the East 
Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Harrelson, a Bay Minette 
resident, made national news 
with his load of garbage. The 
barge was rejected by Ala- 
bama, North Carolina, Missis- 
sippi, Louisiana, Texas, Flor- 
ida, and the nations of Mexico, 
Belize, and the Bahamas. The 
load was finally destroyed by 

In the meantime, Harrel- 
son's family entered a new- 
business: T-shirts that read 
"Sink the Stink." 




NFL Strike Hurts Players 

For four weeks in 
1987, football fans were 
sent scrambling after 
programs every time 
their favorite pro team 
hit the field. 

The NFL players' 
strike in late September 
and early October 

caused team owners to 
fill their rosters with 
"has-beens, wanna-be's, 
and never-wases." 

All the familiar, big- 
name stars were walking 
picket lines, trying to 
force the owners to ac- 
cept their demand for 
free agency. 

The players lost . . . 
twice. After four weeks 

of negotiations, repre- 
sentatives from both 
sides were no closer to 
an agreement than when 
they started, and strikers 
began to feel the eco- 
nomic pinch of missing 

As if this didn't put 
enough pressure on the 
striking players, some of 
the replacement teams 

were actually playing bet- 
ter football than the reg- 

Fans even went so far as 
to boo regular players who 
crossed the picket lines to 
return to the team. 

The football strike in 
1987 did nothing more 
than emphasize the lack of 
unity among NFL players. 

The walkout lasted for 

>al weeks as the men oj the NFL left then jobs i 

mney disputes. Here, the picketers 

Tanning Bed Mania 

» increase of awareness of 

dangers of skin cancer 

ed a slight decline in the 

• of tanning beds by uni- 

sily students. 

dermatologists had op- 
»ed the use of tanning beds 
nee they came into exist- 
ice, hut in 1987 they came 
with their strongest 
mings ever. 

"We, (dermatologists) 
don't think people should 
use tanning beds just to get a 
tan," said R.O. Lauderdale, 
a dermatologist at Baptist 
Medical Center-Montclair. 

He said that tanning heds 
could he used to treat some 
forms of disease, such as pso- 
riasis or acne, hut that ra- 
diation was still harmful. 

"Tans from a bed don't 
protect you from the sun," 
he said. 

Many students say that 
they tan in a bed before go- 
ing to the beach in order to 
keep themselves from binn- 

"If you gel a good tan in a 
bed and then go to Florida 
and sta) i n tin- sun,'' 
Lauderdale said, "you'll still 
get burned." 

Several students said the 
warnings <>l cancer caused 

tham to stop using the devices. 

Nichole Barnes, a sophomore 
from Cai tersville, Georgia, said 
she stopped when she heard re- 
ports ol internal damage 

"1 used a tanning bed for two 
months." she said, 'then 1 
heard rumors about them binn- 
ing youi insides so 1 stopped." 


When . . . 

"He was 

interested in 

the library 

even back in 

Howard days 

when he 
worked there 
for ten cents 
an hour/' — 
Ollie Osborn, 

"We had a 

motto about 

V-12. Victory 

in twelve years 

or we fight!" 

— Charles 

Speir, '43 

"I always 


myself a faculty 

although I was 

administrator. I 
hope that I have 

always been 

able to maintain 

the viewpoint of 

a faculty 

member." — 

Ruric Wheeler, 


S3 — 

As in any uni- 
versity com- 
munity, the 
where its stu- 
dents served were the 
backbone of its success. 

The campus organiza- 
tions grew by leaps and 
bounds as enrollment hit 
record levels. Some very 
important changes were 
made in regard to stu- 
dent participation. 

The continuing pres- 
ence of established 
groups such as the A 
Cappella Choir, Alpha 
Phi Omega, and the 
Campus Communica- 
tions paved the way for 
new groups. One of the 
most significant addi- 
tions was the chartering 

of the Omicron Mu 
chapter of Alpha Kap- 
pa Alpha, a national 
greek organization for 
black women. 

A new sign lan- 
guage class also was 
begun and the ROTC 
detachment was 
cleared to remain on 

With over one hun- 
dred established or- 
ganizations, involve- 
ment and service were 
a must. The groups 
were able to assure 
everyone of some fun 
and the beginning of 
some lifetime friend- 



Watching very closely 
was the main key to 
getting all the signs just 
right. With the specializa- 
tion required of the lan- 
guage, a small shift in the 
finger positions could have a 
totally different meaning. 


ign Language 


When Mar lee 
Matlin, the star 
of Children of a 
Lesser God, pre- 
sented the Oscar for 
Best Actor during 
the Academy 

Awards, she signed 
her words to commu- 
nicate her message. 

With the turmoil 
at the Galludet Col- 
lege for the Hearing 
Impaired and their 
right to have a deaf 
president, the public 
became more and 
more aware of the 
needs of the hearing 

University stu- 
dents also became in- 
volved with some of 
those needs by learn- 
ing sign language 
and putting their 
knowledge to work. 

"I used to be an 
interpreter for the 
deaf at my home 
church," Marti Hol- 
lingshead said. "I 
couldn't carry on a 
conversation with 
them though and I 
was interested in 
learning to sign bet- 

ing the spring semester. 

Berry, who did not 
read lips, signed 
through an interpreter, 
"I decided to help 
teach students so they 
could help other deaf 
people," he said. "I am 
very interested in help- 
ing the deaf." 

Hollingshead said, 
"He is teaching us con- 
versational sign lan- 
guage. He shows us a 
sentence and we all go 
around and repeat it to 

Other groups also 
got involved in the 
projects to aid the deaf 
and hearing impaired. 

Hope Haslam, a jun- 
ior from Sante Fe, New 
Mexico, was a member 
of Delta Zeta Sorority, 
whose philanthropy was 
Galludet College. 

She said, "We 
learned some songs, 
and our creed, but the 
earning became re- 
warding when I had the 
chance to put it into 

The sorority was 
asked to serve at a 
Christmas Banquet 
held in connection with 
McEl wain Baptist 
Church's Deaf Minis- 
try. The girls waited on 
tables for 100 deaf peo- 
ple and had to use sign 
language to communi- 

"I enjoyed learning 
the skill," Haslam said. 

Berry goes over an im- 
portant sign with some 
of his students. Getting just 
the right position was the 
key to a good signer. 

Dana McClendon 


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Black Student Organizatic 

To accomodate the 
growing number of 
students who be- 
came a part of the univer- 
sity community, new 
groups and organizations 
? constantly being cre- 


on February 15. 

In conjunction with that 
convocation, the group 
prepared a black history 
display that was exhibited 
in the student center 
throughout the week. 

This display was the 
first of its kind in univer- 
sity history. 

Membership was open 
to anyone willing to give 
their spirit, their voice, 
and their love for spirit- 
uals and gospel music. 

Officers for the group 
included: Jeff Jackson, 
president; Tresha Moore. 
vice president: Kevin 
Madison, treasurer; Susan 
Saunders, chaplain; and 
Evie McCall, music direc- 

The student lounge was 
a great place for a 
break between classes. 
Here, Susan Sanders has 
some fun. Sanders serves 
as the secretary for the 
Voices of Triumph and as 
president for the Black Stu- 
dent Organization. 




Getting something 
for nothing was 
definitely a thing 
of the past, but there was 
one group on campus that 
did its best to keep that 
tradition alive. 

Alpha Phi Omega, na- 
tional service fraternity 
for men, worked hard 
around the campus to be- 
come a very active part of 
the university and the 

The Gamma Chi chap- 
ter was founded in 1 94 1 at 
Howard College. At that 
time, thirty-three Howard 
men chartered the chap- 
ter to provide services 
necessary to the campus 
and the community. 

The fraternity worked 
together and became in- 
volved in a variety of ac- 

Some of them included: 
operating all the conces- 
sion stands at the home 
football games: showing 
campus movies; operating 
concession stands at the 
campus movies; keeping 
the university mascot, SU; 
and various work at com- 
munity facilities such as 
Camp Winnetoska, the St. 
Charles Rehabilitation 
Center, and the Oak 
Mountain Living Center. 

For many students, the 
community services often 
went unnoticed. Most of 
the people who knew any- 
thing about the group re- 
lated their knowledge to 
the annual Alpha Phi 
Omega Used Bookstore. 
This was, by far, the most 
popular service that the 
group offered. Through 
the bookstore, students 
were able to set their own 
prices and save money 
rather than having to pa\ 
regular new book prices. 

Alpha Phi Omega 
profited by retaining a 
percentage of each sale. 

Another positive for the 
group was that the book- 
store was their main fun- 
draising effort each year. 

Fraternity membership 
was open to all male stu- 
dents in good standing 
with the university. 

Officers for the 1987- 
88 school year included: 
Andy Withrow, president; 
Bill Sudlow, first vice pres- 
ident; Mike Manning, sec- 
ond vice president; Tim 
Rav, third vice president; 
Adam Gilliam, secretary; 
and Gene Boshell, treas- 

A break in the dancing 
proved to be a perfect 
time for Bill Carothers to 
catch up on the latest news 
around campus. 

J 124 I Alpha Kappa Alpha 

New Kid On 
The Block 

The Alpha Kappa Alpha 
First Annual Formal was 
a great time for everyone in- 
volved with the new chap- 
ter. Here, showing off the 
fancy dresses seems to be the 
most important matter of the 

Hours of convo and late 
night rushes to meet 
deadlines were just a small 
part of the job of the editor. 
Here, Rachel Pinson, a jun- 
ior from Germantown, Ten- 
nessee, checks over some of 
the first proofs. 

Organizing the right 
contacts for a story was 
the key to metting deadlines, 
even on short notice* Here, 
Amy Lawrence, a staff writ- 
er from Nashville, Tennes- 
see, gets all the information 
she needs. 



Oone of the most 
treasured tradi- 
tions of all ed- 
ucational institutions 
was the annual year- 
book publication. 

This was a reminder 
for all time of the var- 
ious activities and 
events that make each 
school year a unique ex- 

The yearbook staff 
was given the responsi- 
bility of putting such a 
publication together. 

The first task was the 
selection of a theme. 

Naturally, in a year of 
celebration as in 1987, 
there was no other 
choice but to follow in 
that path. 

100 and Counting 
was the theme that was 
chosen in order to co- 

ordinate with the year 
long commemoration 
of the 100th anniversa- 
ry of the university's 
move to Birmingham. 

"We really had no 
other theme that would 
even seem appropriate 
with such a prominent 
part of the university 
programming going to- 
ward that celebration," 
said Rachel Pinson, Ed- 
itor of the 1987-88 

"It's going to be very 
easy to work with," said 
Hallie Von Hagen, de- 
sign editor. 

Once the theme was 
decided, it was a lot of 
work to find ways and 
materials to carry the 
theme throughout the 

The official logo of the 
Entre Nous was de- 
signed and adopted during 
the 1986-87 school year. 
This came to be known and 
recognized throughout the 
university as the main sym- 
bol for the annual publica- 

1 127 

One especially help- 
ful resource was the 
Special Collections Di- 
vision of the Davis Li- 

The staff was able to 
utilize old yearbooks 
and photographs from 
as far back in university 
history as the late 

Those pictures were 
used in various places 
throughout the book to 
show the link between 
the past and the present 

One special highlight 
of the yearbook staff 
was the recognition 
that the university re- 
ceived when the 1986- 
87 yearbook received 
awards for excellence 

in two national year- 
book competitions. 

In one competition, 
the yearbook was 
judged along with 
twenty-one other of the 
top yearbooks in the na- 

The other competi- 
tion yielded a first place 
finish for the book in 
the overall category. 

The competitions 
were held by the Na- 
tional Collegiate Press 
and the Associated Col- 
legiate Press. 

However the year- 
book was able to pro- 
vide for the students 
and the university fam- 
ily, it became a mean- 
ingful part of every stu- 
dent and their years as a 
part of the university. 

During a brief break be- 
tween classes, Hallie 
Von Hagen tries to brain- 
storm for a section of the 


Some late night sessions 
meant hours of waiting for 
brainstorms. Here, John Puck- 
ett, plays a little balancing game 
while waitng for the right words 

A feeling of confidence and 
accomplishment always 
was present when another pa- 
per was pal to rest. Here, 
Tracey Shephard takes it easy 
after being named the editor of 
the 1988-89 Crimson. 


Being where the 
action was 

proved to be the 
key for covering all the 
bases of the university's 

The Crimson news- 
paper staff was definite- 
ly the source for most 
of the news around 

The school year 
opened with a series of 
articles and editorials 
examining the academ- 
ic activity of the univer- 

The interest was 
sparked by some stu- 
dents that felt the ac- 
ademic practices and 
requirements of the 
university were not a 
ways up to par. 

The next big story 
had to do the contro- 
versial Centennial 
Walkway construction. 

Many students 
showed their disagree- 
ment with the project 
by staging a sort of pro- 
test at the construction 

The protest consisted 
of several signs and 

posters placed on con- 
struction equipment 
and on the entrance to 
the library. 

The Crimson staff 
got some of the only 
pictures of the posters 
and they were able to 
their readers a 
view of the project 
from all points of view. 

The Crimson staff 
was also on the heels of 
the biggest event of the 
year . . . the dancing 

When dancing was 
prohibited in the fra- 
ternity houses during 
Jan term, the fraterni- 
ties dropped out of Step 
Sing citing the policiy 
as the last straw. 

Throughout a series 
of two to three issues, 
the Crimson staff 
researched i 

presented the dancing 
issue fairly and infor- 

One problem that 
the newspaper faced 
throughout the year 
was the unusual amount 
of staff turnover. 


The unpredictably 
of the staff positions 
made the editorial staff 
have to work harder to 
maintain the quality of 
the publication. 

The most exciting 
move of the year was 
the expansion of the of- 

Because of the in- 
crease in advertisement 
sales, the Crimson was 
able to purchase some 
new graphics comput- 

They purchased sev- 
eral new Macintosh 
computers that were to 
be used by all the areas 
of the communications 

No matter what the 
occasion, the Crimson 
staff was there to cover 
the facts and give the 
scoop on the happen- 
ings around campus. 

Developing talent was not 
always recognized at first, 
but it was definitely cultivated 
throughout the year. Here, staff 
writer, John Puckett, takes part 
in a layout session, sort-of. 


Spreading it all out was nec- 
essary sometimes. Here, 
Amy Lawrence, gets the job 
done. Lawrence was a staff writ- 
er for both the Crimson and the 
Entre Nous. 

Getting picture assignments 
and appointments straight 
were vital to getting the story 
down accurately. Here, Karen 
Covington, staff photographer 
and writer, makes some phone 
calls during office hours. 

« I 133 


When . . . 

"Back then, you 
had to be a Boy 
Scout to get into 

— Oscar Hurtt, '44 

"The sororities 
and other groups 
had big parties 
and decorated 
for it. I've never 
been to the Iron 
Bowl, but I imag- 
ine it was as big 
as that." 

— Florrle Thompson, '47 

" ... to support 
our fraternity 
brothers and still 
be loyal to the 
committment we 
made to the ad- 

— Edith Foster, '88 


Creeks Division 

The pledges just 
kept coming and 
coming! Record 
freshman enrollment 
produced record pledge 
classes for fraternities 
and sororities. 

No one knew exactly 
how to plan or what to 
say when preparing for 

For the sororities, 
long, hot days in their 
rooms would prove to 
double their chapter 
sizes and fill their rooms 
to capacity. 

The final chapter in 
fraternity row was writ- 
ten as Sigma Chi finally 
opened the old Zeiger 

house as its official 

Overall, it was a 
year of transition and 

Support was evident 
as a new sorority was 
approved for charter, 
and Alpha Kappa Al- 
pha prepared for its 
campus debut. 

An ancient greek 
tradition was an im- 
portant part of a brief 
one hundred years as 
it headed toward the 
next century. One 
hundred and counting 
. . . "the whole is the 
the sum of all its 


The sound of 
screaming girls 
racing across 
the campus on 
squeal night was a famil- 
iar, yet delightful reoc- 
curence in the fall of 1987 
as a record number of 
girls participated in soror- 
ity rush. 

After a week of smiling 
continuously, being asked 
what their major was a 
thousand times and drink- 
ing many glasses of punch, 
the night that the rushees 
had waited for had finally 

However, this night was 
not only anticipated by the 
rushees, but also by the so- 
rority sisters who had 
spent many hours singing, 
polishing skits and mem- 
orizing rushee names in 
preparation for the impor- 
tant week. 

This year, the Panhel- 

lenic Council decided to try a 
new approach to squeal 
night. The rushees did not 
dress in all white and gather 
in Pittman circle to receive 
their bids. The nervous girls 
instead gathered in Reid 
Chapel where they were di- 
vided into their rush groups. 
The groups were then 
moved to separate rooms 
where they received their 

However, these anxious 
girls were not allowed to 
open their bids yet. Everyone 
gathered back in the Chapel 
and opened their bids at the 
same time. There were a few 
impatient girls, however, 
who ripped corners, held 
their bids under the lights, 
and did whatever they could 
to see what sorority's name 
was hidden under the enve- 
lope flaps. 

As the seal was finally bro- 
ken and the name of the so- 

rority was revealed, the girls 
rushed to a designated pew 
to claim a jersey, hastily put 
it on and head toward the 
sorority rooms and their anx- 
ious new sisters. 

Outside the chapel, the 
girls were greeted by curious 
guys that had pounded on 
the doors and peered in the 
windows while the girls were 
opening their bids. 

The new pledges were 
greeted by their proud new 
sisters with open arms. The 
sorority rooms were filled 
with clapping, chanting, pic- 
ture-taking, smiling, laugh- 
ing, and hugging. 

Due to the late hour, most 
of the celebration parties 
were held the following 
night. This was a wonderful 
ending to a memorable week 
for pledges and members 

pledges en- 
fun, food, and fel- 
v. ship while getting to know their 
w sisters at the Squeal Party held 
the home of Beth Monroe. 



Goofing off in the late night 
hours was one way to stay 
sane during the hectic rush 
week. Here, the members of 
Zeta Tau Alpha get the 
centerpieces ready for their 
theme party. 

■j n. _ 

It was one of the largest pledge A ti 

classes in university history. ./^.not bother anyone as tha 

Here, the pledges of Phi Mu have only meant one more to add t 

their first official pledge class pic- the fold of Alpha Delta Pi. 
ture taken during the squeal party. 

j 137 





IhecMn " life 11 


Everyone heard about 
the hectic week of 
Rush that came in the 
fall semester, but few 
had any conception 
about what went on behind 
the scenes of giggling girls 
and crisp, new jerseys. 

Within the university, a 
governing body for the social 
sororities existed known as 
the Panhellenic Council. 

Panhellenic corrdinated 
Rush week activities as well 
as the activities of the soror- 
ities throughout the year. 

The Panhellenic Council 
was the local branch of a na- 
tional organization. The Na- 
tional Panhellenic Council 
registered and followed the 
activities of twenty-six na- 
tional social sororities. 

Closer to home, the main 
job of the Panhellenic Coun- 
cil was to organize and con- 
duct Rush. They were re- 
sponsible for laying down the 
Rush rules in accordance 
with national and university 


I hey matched invitations 
and bid lists; they served as 
the disciplinarians for Rush 
infractions; and they were re- 
sponsible for the overall 
smooth flow of the week. 

The council cited four 
main purposes that included: 
to maintain fraternity life 
and interfraternity relations 
on a high plane; to cooperate 
with the administration in 
the maintenance of high so- 
cial standards; to further fine 
intellectual accomplishment 
and sound scholarship; and 
to compile rules governing 
rushing, pledging and initi- 

Each sorority elected two 
Panhellenic representatives 
each year. Each sorority had 
a Senior Panhellenic Repre- 
sentative and a Junior Pan- 
hellenic Representative. Se- 
nior Panhellenic members 
were responsible for the 
large portion of the paper- 

Junior Panhellenic 
members served as Rush 
group leaders. The) were 
responsible for keeping 
Hack of the girls and for 
answering any questions 
they might have had. 

Senior Panhellenic 
members for 1987-88 
were: Kara Pless, Delta 
Zeta, President: Mandv 
Bennett, Alpha Delta Pi: 
Melanie Pennington, Chi 
Omega: Paula Craddock, 
Delta Zeta: Audi Camp- 
bell, Phi Mu; Amy Smoth- 
ers, Zeta Tau Alpha. 

Junior P a n n e 1 1 e n i c 
members were: Scottv 
Mitchell, Alpha Delta Pi: 
Ginger Taylor, Chi Ome- 
ga: Poppi O'Neal, Delta 
Zeta: Angie Bolin, Phi 
Mu; and Christie Dykes, 
Zeta Tau Alpha. 

takes effort i 

keep up a good 

ittitude and a 

smiling face for a 

ole week. He 

re, these Panhel- 

ic members 

show off their 

les while seer 

etlv wishing Ihev 

Id just go In s 




Throughout the nation, 
one of the most no- 
ticeable trademarks 
of the Sigma Chi Fra- 
ternits was the Derby Days 
competition. Sororities compet- 
ed in various events where 
points were awarded for the 
events and an overall winner 
was named at the end of the 

The week of October 5-9 was 
Derby Days week. Along with 
the approval of the various 
events, university officials also 
handed down some specific 
rules to govern the competition. 
In previous years, some of the 
competition had gotten very 
fierce, even to the point of in- 

In the Derby Snatch, the fra- 
ternity members were given a 
derby to wear to class. The 

competition was for the sororities 
to see how many derbys they could 
steal during the day. That was easy 
enough except that there was a 
catch. The derbys could only be 
taken from a member outside. 

The derby scavenger hunt was a 
race to find "Golden Derby" that 
was hidden somewhere on- 
campus. The girls also participated 
in a room decorating contest where 
they paired 2X paraphernalia with 
their own letters to show their spir- 
it. The skit contest was another 
time to show 2X spirit as the so- 
rorities made up original skits that 
depicted various aspects of the fra- 

Events day was also a compe- 
tition where the sororities compet- 
ed in some goofy games for points. 
The annual awards were: Derby 
Darling, which was Laura Billing- 
sley and Mr. Legs, which was Paul 


The week was a great success. 
The fraternity raised $3500 for 
their philanthropies, the Boys 
Ranch and Wallace Village, and 
everyone that participated had a 
great time. For the first time, the 
service sorority. T22, participated 
in the competiton for the Golden 
Derby trophy. The trophy was won 
by the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha. 

All the other groups that placed 
received cash awards to use as they 
wished. The men's fraternities 
were extended an invitation to par- 
ticipate in the week, but they all 

Ross Campbell, a sophomore 
from Memphis. Tennessee, served 
as Derby Days Chairman. He com- 
mented on the week, "It was a 
great experience, but I'll never do 
it again. I was relieved that eve- 
rything went so smoothly." 

Com on Pg 143 



Terry Tucker, a junior from Pell Ci- 
ty, returns to her team after her turn 
in the Dizzy Izzy relay. The game, 
part of event* day. called for increas- 
ing turns around the pole with the 
players head touching the pole. 




Events day was a favorite part 
of the week for all the par- 
ticipants. Above, Sonya Phillips, a 
of Zeta Tau Alpha, 
braces herself for the fragile egg 
that is headed her way. 

The Chi Omega team (above) 
works hard to understand the 
Dizzy Izzy game and cheer on their 

Spectators were just as important 
as the contestants. Here, the Zeta 
Tau Alpha supporters look on with 
anticipation while cheering for their 
favorite team. 


BsuiSihi a ajnjfeiiniiiiejdi 


Sigma Chi Derby Days — 
these words usually 
brought to mind a fun- 
filled week of games, 
skits, and any kind of event that 
would raise money for charity. 

All the excitement made it easy 
to forget the rich tradition behind 
the annual event. 

Derby Days were sponsored by 
most of the Sigma Chi chapters 
around the country. 

The local event was begun by 
the Pi chapter three years ago. 

Each year, the chapter has in- 
creased the money raised for char- 
ity from the preceding year. 

For the sororities, the week was 
filled with fun competition. 

On the other side of the coin, 
however, the week was a lot of 
work for the Sigma Chi brothers. 

The preparation became a sub- 
stantial part of chapter programs 

that included a great deal of plan- 
ning and financing. 

The first Derby Days were held 
at the University of Tennessee in 

The idea spread as University of 
Georgia Sigma Chi's took the idea 
back to their chapter. 

More recently, Derby Days were 
helping to support the Wallace Vil- 
lage for Children and other local 

Sigma Chi became the first 
men's collegiate social fraternity to 
adopt and maintain an internation- 
al service project. 

The Wallace Village is a na- 
tional center for the training and 
rehabilitation of emotionally dis- 
turbed and behaviorally disordered 

It caters to the needs of the child 
under the philosophy that every 
person has the right to live his or 

her life to the fullest with a 
sense of self worth. 

The goal of the Wallace Vil- 
lage is to return adolescents to 
the mainstream of society ready 
to lead productive lives. 

The late John Wayne, a Sig- 
ma Chi brother, said, "The 
Wallace Village project, to me, 
is probably the finest, most 
heartwarming act of unselfish 
giving in the history of Sigma 
Chi . . . my brothers are doing 
their part to give these young 
Americans the start in life that 
they deserve." 

Working to support a cause 
such as the Wallace Village 
brings out the best in people 
and, in the words of Wayne, 
"your investment in the future 
of our youngsters is an invest- 
ment in a great America." 

Skil night wan a fun time for eve- 
ryone. Some of the Sigma Chi 
brothers got picked on while the so- 
rorities portrayed their favorite 
brothers in their own special ways. 
The Delta Zeta pledges (above) sing 
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" 
while adding a Sigma Chi twist. 


C las sif ied I nfo 

No matter what greek 
letters ma) have 
adorned one's jersev 
and no matter how 
different thev appeared to be. 
all the greek organizations had 
one thing in common. They all 
had some form of a ritual cer- 
emori) . 

According to a dictionary 
definition, ritual was any es- 
tablished form of any ceremo- 
ny. It was composed of a system 
of rites, a ceremonial act or 

For every organization, spe- 
cific services and traditions are 
termed "ritual services." For 
Lambda Chi Alpha, the services 
began with formal Association 
where the new members were 
introduced to the fraternity. 

After this ceremony, the new 
associates received their official 
pins. At that lime, their official 

Lew Arnold 

associateship began. 

The culmination of the rituals of 
the fraternit) came during the 
spring semester at the end of ini- 
tiation week, otherwise known as 
"Hell Week. - ' 

During the week, the associates 
participated in various activities 
that taught them more about the 
fralernilv and brought them closer 
to their brothers. 

During the initiation service, 
most of the secret symbolic mean- 
ings and traditions were revealed 
to the associates for the first time. 

After going through this service, 
the associates were considered 
full-fledged members of the broth- 
erhood. All elements of the ritual 
services were extremely sacred 
and are only revealed to initiated 

"Ritual, if indifferently prac- 
ticed, can indeed become rigama- 
role, but something far deeper than 

repetitive performance makes rit- 
ual vital and cnduring."according 
to The Puedagogiis. the Associate 

Some 758 people have partic- 
ipated in the ritual service at the 
Theta Alpha Chapter. 

"The ritual is very special to 
me," said Scott Holbert, a soph- 
omore from Knoxville, Tennessee, 
"it is the common bond between 
me and my brothers." 

While the ritual was uniform 
throughout all the active chapters, 
it was also a very individual ex- 
perience for those who were a part 
of it. 

The Lambda Chi Alpha ritual 
was written by John Mason and he 
said, "the key to the spiritual suc- 
cess of Lambda Chi Alpha lay in 
the ritualistic work." 

FIRST ROW: Bill Cleveland. High Epsilon; Charlie Hamilton. High Alpha: Hugh Stewart. High Tau. SECOND ROW: Doug Kauffman; 
Carl Strain: Scolt Holbert: James Dunn: Tim Bussey: Craig Chapin; Justin Rudd; Brock Ballard. THIRD ROW: Del Clayton; Scott Slate: 
Keith Kirkley: Marshall Boalwright; Jamil Mason: David Jones: Scott McNay: Todd Kimbrough. FOURTH ROW: Danny Byrne: Reggie 
Goldie: John Cook: Blaine Johnston; Kurt Close; Brant Boyles; Brett Ballard. 

J 144 I Lambda Chi Alpha 

Pi Kappa Alphi 

Mxtra effort 

Pledging a fraternity 
was a very exciting yet 
overwhelming experi- 
ence. All of a sudden, 
some poor innocent freshman 
had thirty or forty new 
"brothers" and everyone kept 
talking about the "little sisters." 
Many of the guys had just got- 
ten rid of their little sisters by 
leaving home. Fortunately, 
these were the kind of little sis- 
ters one might like to have 
around. They actually did NICE 
things for you! 

The Brothers of Pi Kappa Al- 
pha fraternity had an exception- 
al little sister program. They 
went to great lengths to pick the 
right girls for them and make 
sure that those girls felt really 
special about being a part of the 

Every pledge was assigned a 
big sister to help him get ad- 
justed to being part of the 

Many of the "bigs" baked 
cookies or helped with studying 
or just made themselves avail- 
able when the guys needed a 

All of the initiated brothers 
were paired with one of the little 
sisters in order to share the same 
things with them. 

Jill Johnson, a junior from 
Sewanee, Georgia, said, "Being 
a Pike little sister is a big honor 
and lots of fun." 

The little sisters helped the 
guys out in a variety of ways 
throughout the year. They 
helped as hostesses during all of 
the rush parties. 

They were avid supporters of 
the guys during all the intramu- 
ral sports and, naturally, they 
were great just to talk the guys 

"Our little sisters help us out a 
lot in rush and support all of our 
activities one hundred percent," 
said Gery Anderson, a senior 

from Selma. 

Some special little sisters 
included the Pledge Class 
Sweetheart and the "Dream 

Leigh Thornton, a 
sophmore from Gadsden, 
was chosen as Pledge Class 
Sweetheart for 1987-88. A 
member of Alpha Delta Pi 
sorority, she was an interior 
design major. 

Being chosen as the Dream 
Girl was a great honor. This 
person was the sweetheart of 
the fraternity and she was 
usually a senior. Poppi 
O'Neal was choserr as the 
1987-88 Dream Girl. Poppi 
was from Jacksonville, Flor- 
ida, was a management major 
and a member ot Delta Zeta 

- £3 

Irile irhat Bind 

The brothers of 
Pi Kappa Phi 
actively partic- 
ipate in a big 
and little 
brother program. 

This program is a vital 
part of eacn fraternity in 
order to strengthen rela- 
tions between the broth- 

Each new pledge has the 

Erivilege of choosing a 
rother that they would 
like to be their big broth- 
er. The obligations that 
go along with being a big 
brother simply include 
providing a friend, a help- 
mg hand during the 
pledgeship and a new jer- 

The job is an easy one 
that adds a great deal to 
the bond within the fra- 

A formal pledging cer- 
emony is given and at this 
time the pledge is intro- 
duced to his big brother. 

Pi Kappa Phi 

This begins the bond that 
will always be remembered. 

In addition to this, the 
brothers are constantly 
working to make Pi Kappa 
Phi the best. 

The hard work began in 
the summer as they planned 
and organized committees to 
assure a smoother running 
rush. Each committee, made 
up of little sisters as well as 
brothers, worked to improve 
rush parties to impress the 

They had a successful rush 
with evidence of all the hard 
work showing up with 21 
new pledges. 

The Pi Kap's did well once 
again in intramurals as they 
participated in every sport 
offeree! . 

They were also proud of 
their brothers who repre- 
sented the university on the 
football, baseball, and bas- 
ketball teams. They felt it 
was important to participate 
in and support the univer- 

sity s programs. 

The group was actively in- 
volved with their philanthro- 
py, working with the boys at I 
Big Oak Boys Ranch. The 
acted as "brothers" and 
friends to the boys and 
gained a strong satisfaction 
from the boy's smiling faces. 

In the social sense Pi Kap- 
pa Phi always provided fun 
parties to attend. 

Their major parties in- 
cluded the Star and Lamp 
semi-formal held at the Hy- 
att Hotel, the Rose Ball for- 
mal held in Gulf Shores, Al- 
abama, and a new one that 
proved a great success was 
the "Come as Your Favorite 
Athelete" party. 

Pi Kappa Phi continued to 
carry on their traditions 
while striving to stay on top! 

FIRST ROW: Eddie Bevill; Tim Knight; David Weston; Tom Baldwin; Scott Forbus; Tim Gregson; Jel 
Armstrong; Andy F.ggleston; Darryl Robinson; Jeff Hatcher; Bred McF.wen. SECOND ROW: Tim Gallimore: 
Eric Allen; Lee Pedigo; Mike Nimer; Chris Runyon; Terry Daughlery; Wade Morris; Doug Hester; Brian 
Groark;Jeff Cashion; Terry Anderson; Joe Boothe; Carl Jones. THIRD ROW: Mark F.spy; Richard Colley; Mike 
Brown; Bill Flegale; Mark Land. 


i Kappa Phi 

Mike Higdon, a sophomore 
from Prospect, Kentucky, 
watches the events of the day at 
the Sigma Chi House Dedica- 

Lee Rudd, president, Brian 
George, and David Jenkins, 
treasurer, take part in the ribbon 
cutting ceremony at the new house 
National Representatives, picturec 
at left also took part in the special 

Brothers Brad Williams, David 
Corts, David Lowry, and Casey 
Walsh watch the activities of Derby 
Days. All the brothers helped in 
the organization and running of 
the various events for the week. 


Sigma Chi 




For the Brothers of Sig- 
ma Chi Fraternity, the 
1987-88 school year was 
definitely a time for 
dreams to come true. 
Sigma Chi, previously, did not 
have a house. Since the frater- 
nity's chartering, they had met 
and held their parties in a con- 
verted room in the Crawford 
Johnson Men's Dormitory. Fi- 
nally, after years of negotiations 
and fund raising, the Sigma 
Chi's anxiously moved into the 
Zeiger House. 

The new home was dedicated 
on September 20, just in time 
for Rush. 

Brad Williams, a brother, 
said, "It was a very long awaited 
day. We never thought it would 
come about so fast." 

However, the work did not 
end there. The brothers went 
right to work painting, moving 
furniture, and even planting 
flowers to perfect the house in 
time for Rush. 

The hard work of the broth- 
ers paid off as they added twen- 

ty-seven pledges. 

The highly competitive Derby 
Days raised a record amount of 
money for various charities in- 
cluding participating sororities 
philanthropies. After a week of 
penny voting, derby snatching, 
and car washing, Sigma Chi had 
raised $3,500. 

Athletics was another area of 
excellence for the brothers. 
They placed first in football and 
soccer while capturing second 
place in basketball and baseball. 
For these efforts, they were 
awarded the IFC All-Sports 

However, this was not to be 
the only trophy the group could 
boast for the year. They also 
received the IFC Award for 
Member GPA and they were 
named the IFC Best Fraternity 
for the second year in a row. 

Joel Weaver was named as the 
senior class valedictorian. He ac- 
cepted a full scholarship to study 
in Exeter, England. Donald 
"Duck" Cunningham was voted 
as the escort for the Homecom- 

ing Queen as well as being 
voted Mr. Samford. Five out 
of six Homecoming escorts 
were Sigma Chi members 
and three out of the five so- 
rority pledge class sweet- 
hearts were Sigma Chi 

For many of the Sigma 
Chi's, their most important 
accomplishments were two 
national awards. The Peter- 
son Significant Chapter 
award, which recognizes out- 
standing performance in all 
major areas, was only award- 
ed to 29 of the other 200 
national active chapters. The 
Pi chapter also received the 
Legion of Honor Scholarship 

To celebrate their most 
successful year, the brothers 
held their annual Sweetheart 
Ball in Destin, Florida. Hope 
Haslam was named as the 
Sweetheart for the upcoming 
school year. 

FIRST ROW: Tim Fra.u ine, Annotator; David Jenkins, Questor; Lee Rudd. Consul: David Lowry, Pro-Co 
SF(X)Nl) ROW: Tony Moussakhani; Jay Straughn; Mike Hunter; Chris Blackerby; Brian George; \<>i 

W I; Trip Team. Walter Hulchins; 

Brad Williams; Phil Chambers; |.m(;<> 
Edward Wood. Paul Storey. FOUR'I 
Stephen Stroud; Keith Smith; Ross Ca 
Matthew Meadows. Chad Kuhanks; 
SIXTH ROW: Mark Brannan: Brent I 

David Parnell; John Adair; Joel We. 

1 1I1RD ROW 





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knit Zellner; B 





v Walsh; Jell GleaSOl 



The brothers of 
Sigma Nu Fra- 
ternity had an- 
other very busy- 

There were a lot of 
changes for the greek sys- 
tem as a whole, however, 
many things about this 
brotherhood remained 
very much the same. 

The year began with a 
very successful rush. 

After pledging twenty 
potential members, the 
brothers began another 
semester of training for 
the new pledges. 

After successful comple- 
tion of the entire pledge 
program, the brothers ini- 
tiated thirteen new mem- 
bers during the early part 
of the spring semester. 

The Sigma Nu's were, 

once again, a force to be 
reckoned with on the intra- 
mural field. 

In the intramural compe- 
titions during the year, the 
brothers had some time to 
share together as well as a 
chance to show off on cam- 

During the fall semester, 
they placed in the football 
and volleyball competitions. 

In the spring schedule, the 
brothers placed in basketball 
before going on to win the 
title in the Softball compe- 

The group maintained it's 
scholastic reputation on cam- 
pus by maintaining the sec- 
ond highest grade point av- 

The fall pledge class post- 
ed the highest grade point 
average of any fraternity 

pledge class during the year. 
The pledge class achieve- 
ment was recognized during 
the annual awards day cer- 
emony held in May. 

Officers for the 1986-1987 
school year were: Brian 
Raley, Commander; Ed Rich- 
ards, Lieutenant Command- 
er; Wade Hyatt, Treasurer; 
David Tapscott, Recorder; 
Jim Rice, Pledge Trainer; 
Claude Tindal, Seminal. 
And other officers were: 
Phillip Hodges, Rush Chair- 
man; Chris Lane, Athletic 
Director; Stacey Morris, 
Chaplain; George Hobbs, So- 
cial Chairman; Sam Fitch, 
Intra fraternity Council Rep- 

FIRST ROW: Philip Hodges: Brian Raley; Greg Osborne; Wade Hyatt: Chris Lane. SF.COND ROW: Clint Aden; 
Damon Denney; Jim Rice; Craig Callahan; Jay Starling. THIRD ROW: Tommy Bledsoe; Lee Barnes; Gary 
Bulloch: Andy' White: Stacy Morris. FOURTH ROW: Mark Traylor; Ray Roberson; William Lamb; Matt 
McCuen; Kevin Johnston. FIFTH ROW: Rob Croxalhjay Clark: Xan Vineyard; Seth Parrish; Chris Webb; Marc 
I indie. SIXTH ROW: Steve Lamb; Bryan Hunter: Clint Chapman: Richard Bailey; Doug Akins; Doug Deilaccio; 
Bud Thompson. 


1 153 

Working hard on a float 
was a great way 
rybody together and 
them to get to know the people 
in other groups. Here, strict ad- 
vice about the 

s given before going any fur 
ther on the project. 

Proceeds from the activities of 
Greek Week were donated to 
Cedric Maddox, a local cerebral 
palsy victim. Jorja Hollowell and 
Sam Fitch present Cedric with a t- 
shirt from the week and a check for 
$700 for his new portable commu- 
nication computer. 

The Greek Olympics were def- 
initely not the epitomy of ath- 
letic prowess. They were, however, 
lots of fun for the sororities and 
fraternities who were paired up 
and tied together for one of the 
relay races. 



Mill SJfeuidifes 

• \ 


**^ Sf iRH * 




reek Week 1988 was 
a giant success! Held 

z 01 

■ April 12-17, univer- 

^^ ■ sit y greeks worked 
^^te«*^ together to raise 
money for Cerebral Palsy. 

Sam Fitch, a Sigma Nu, and 
Jorja Hollowell, an Alpha Delta 
Pi, served as co-chairmen of the 

Hollowell said the purpose of 
the week was to promote unity 
among the greek organizations 
on campus and to raise money 
for cerebral palsy. 

1 to pi 
i kill ; 

the groups together 
the usual competition. Our com- 
mittee was made up of people 
who would work toward this 
goal. They worked hard and did 
a fantastic job." 

Committee members includ- 
ed: Mary Christi Pickering, Zeta 
Tau Alpha; Tom Baldwin, Pi 
Kappa Phi; Ashley Johnson, Chi 
Omega; Jorge Hobbs, Sigma 
Nu; Michelle Brown, Phi Mu; 
Phil Chambers, Sigma Chi; Eliz- 
abeth Blankenship, Alpha Delta 
Pi; Charles Bradford, Pi Kappa 
Alpha; Kristen Lucas, Delta 
Zeta; and Justin Rudd, Lambda 

Chi Alpha. 

Fitch said he was pleased with 
the week. "We wanted to break 
down all the barriers between 
the sororities and fraternities. I 
think the groups grew closer to- 
gether while having fun," Fitch 

Tim Hebson, Intrafraternity 
Council Advisor, and Kim 
Purvis, Panhellenic Advisor 
helped with the planning of the 
week's activities. Hollowell said, 
"Tim and Kim were super co- 
operative. They deserve a great 
deal of credit for the success of 
the week." 

The week began with the 
greek Olympics in the football 
stadium. Hollowell said, "The 
greek Olympics were great be- 
cause there was no score taken. 
With no competition, the 
groups could just relax and have 
fun because they weren't wor- 
ried about winning." 

Tuesday night was movie 
night as the greeks got to see the 
Steve Martin film, "Roxanne." 

Wednesday night was the an- 
nual cookout and chapel service. 
Laura Scott, a Zeta Tau Alpha 
and Kim Bramlett, a Phi Mu 

sang at the chapel service. 
The theme for the service 
was unity. 

Telluride, a popular band 
was booked for the week and 
two or three hundred stu- 
dents participated in the con- 

With such a successful 
week, many students were al- 

Seshul, a Sigma Chi, said, "I 
think Greek Week is a great 
way to promote fellowship 
between the groups. During 
the week, you can develop 
friendships with people in 
other organizations that you 
don't normally get to spend a 
lot of time with." 

The greek tradition was car- 
ried on this year as the 
greek population grew steadily. 
Various organizations show 

proximately one-fourth of the 
student population held mem- 
bership in a greek organization. 


Athletic Action 



came fro 


participants and supporters of 
the Alpha Delta Pi intramural 

The intramural program was 
university-wide. Many of the 
participants, however, were the 
Creek organizations. 

As soon as Rush was com- 
pleted in the fall, everyone got 
going in the intramural com- 

Main of the anxious new 
pledges saw this as an excellent 
opportunity to get invoked. 

"We used to not even play. 
and now we love it." said Jorja 
Hollowed, a sophomore from 
Olive Branch, Mississippi, and 
the intramural director for Al- 

pha Delta Pi. 

In football, the girls have lots of 
regularly scheduled practices. 
"The) even make up some plays." 
Hollowed said, "but mostl) the) 
just do what comes naturally." 

As far as the sorority was con- 
cerned, the program was very or- 
ganized and well worth the effort to 
be involved. It was a good time for 
all the girls and the "Pi Guys" to 
come together. 

Many times, they just get lost in 
the shuffle and don't get to spend 
any good time together. 

An intramural game always 
seemed to bring out the Pi guys 
and give the girls a chance to be a 
pari, even if they weren't playing. 

The coaches were chosen from 
the Pi guys and thai gave another 
opportunity for involvement. 

Inlramurals was one of the most 




Not only did the program allow 
for some special sister time, it also 
was one indicator of the running 
battle to see who was the best on 

There was a definite improve- 
ment in this program. 

With the addition of soccer to 
the girls' schedule and winning the 
soflball tournament, the Alpha 
Delta Pi's found themselves on a 
pretty good level. 

They suffered, however, in bas- 

In one game, they were only 
able to score 4 points. The reaction 
— "We used to not play, so even 
when we lose, we're able to laugh it 


FIRST ROW: Regina Frazier. < 
Blankenship. Membership Chain 
Slacev New some. Member- At-Large: Law 
Frline Spiller: Beth Allison; Jom Lee: Sle 
ROW: Buff, Hames: Jov Sadler: Whitney 
Chester: Ginger Hill. FOURTH ROW : Lei: 
Leith Thornton; Trarey Cherry; LeAnne C 

President Pledge Education: Mandy Rogers. 

.eslie Mansfield. Social Chairman: Elizabeth 
esident; Su/anne Shoem.ike. Rush Assistant: 
a Billingslev. Chapter Relations: Leslie Eanes. Standards Chairman. SECOND ROW: Cindy Parrot; 
phanie Sellars: Mandy Bennett; Allison Olive: Alicia Thrash: Susan McCaha; Suzy Collins. THIRD 
Wheeler: Karen Gnssom: Man Matthews; J..r|.i Hi. Howell, Chrisiv Campbell: Marigene Morris: Kim 
-I Ward: Slacev New berrv : Cina W hitson: Jennifer Smith: l.ori Lollar: Cath\ Montgomery: Robin Barr: 
ireen. FIFTH ROW: Melissa Knott; Cassie Carlson; Karen Luster; Susan Byrd; Erin Barrett: Dianne 

Shoem.ike: Gloria Hudson; Carol King: Bev Alston: Nikki Reeves. SIXTH ROW: Amy Nation: Marigene Spiller; Karen Ice 

Elizabeth Collins; Julia Richardson: Beckv Condrev: Ann Jay Pucketl; Debbie Fryer: Mary Ann Walkins. SEVENTH ROW: Jonda Harrell; 

Christina Pope: Marine Cruell; Donna Joslin; Suzanne Brown: Cathy Cooper: Lisa W ilson. Heather Hagms: Beth Monroe. Daphne Carr. 

J 156 

If rV>- i 

■ J resident Christy Choyre and 
I member Karen Fairchild en- 

joy some time in front of the 

Christmas tree. The annual 

Christmas party was held just for 

the members and Pi guys. 



little study break 

The plate to he dun 
was at the fool In 

be during the fall 

all | 
some spirited Alpha Delta 

•i's, Melissa Knott. Kim Cheater, 

■id Su/^ Cole-, enjoy the game 
.ill, I'i (,ux. Craig Chapin. 

J 157 

J 158 

Jjra«m|ilj^ Ifi 


It was no doubt that the so- 
rorities and fraternities looked 
beyond their own groups and 
got the helping hands that 
they needed from others. 

For the sororities, the extra help 
was provided by their "big broth- 
ers." One group that had a strong 
program was Chi Omega. 

The Chi-0 men were voted on 
by the members and they helped 
the sorority in many ways. 

First, the men helped to support 
the girls in their intramural games. 
They also helped to coach the 

During rush, the guys also 
helped with moving furniture and 
heavy props that needed to be re- 

They also helped by wearing the 
girl's letters and generally talking 
up the group. 

The Owl Men were not only 

givers though, they got some extra 
special treatment too. 

After they are voted on, they get 
a personal serenade from all the 

They were also given T-shirts 
that labeled them as big brothers. 
They are given Big and Little sis- 

This year, the new Chi-0 men 
were kidnapped by their new little 
sisters and forced to eat a pie be- 
fore they could find out who they 
belonged to. 

There was a special night out for 
the guys. Also, there was a special 
Christmas party that was just for 
the Chi-0 men, the members, and 
the pledges. 

One very special honor was be- 
ing named the sweetheart of the 
sorority. The Chi Omega girls 
called their sweetheart the "Owl 

This year, Gery Anderson, a 
senior from Selma, was named 
as the Owl Man. 

"Being the Owl Man has 
been a great honor and a lot of 
fun," he said. "Chi Omega has 
really made me feel special." 

It was a great honor to be 
singled out of all the guys on- 
campus to represent and be a 
part of Chi Omega. John Cook, 
a freshman from Springfield. 
Tennessee, was named as the 
pledge class sweetheart. 

Doug Kauffman. a sopho- 
more from Huntsville, shared 
his feelings about being a Chi-0 

"I could always be sure of a 
friendly greeting and a smile 
from a Chi Omega," he said. 
"It's a special feeling knowing 
that they love me as much as I 
love them." — «<*-/«•/ /Wm 

FIRST ROW: Gerri Brock-President; Jill Johnson-Vice President; Julie Kuntz-Pledgc Trainer: Kelly Trotman- 
Personncl. SECOND ROW: Julie Harris; Jamie Collins; Alexa Dobbins; Becky Wobb; Angel Ikner; Ruth Cam 
Delaine Dawson; Jennifer Blackmon; Dana White; Missy Durrett; Debbie Bishop; Julie Stipe. THIRD ROW: Susan 
Wayne; Khris Crura; Barbara Harbin; Kris Crosby; Kal'herinc Edwards; Camraie Fox; Rarheal Hawks; Jill Daniel; 
Courtney Covington; Kirsten Mucninghoff. FOURTH ROW: Melissa McElmurray; Jennifer Barkley; Wendy Swan- 
son; Andrea Money; Trista Finch; Evelyn Hargett; Alison Berrv; Missy Walsh; Christy Hutchinson; Mary Prugh; 
Karen Haynes. FIFTH ROW: Paulie Crurapton; Laurie Boston; Chris Butler; Katie Ray: Carrie Wilson; Gina Black; 
Suzanne Stout; Jan Anderson; Melanie Pennington. LAST ROW: I mini McCartcr; Pain Steelman: Leigh Alley; Saml> 
Chastain; Whitney Stout; Megan Graham; Sharon Hill; Shannon Sweeney; Amy Herron; Barbie Dean: Mary Cran 

J 159 

(Helping JUand 






id the Deaf community. 
nthrop) pro- 

. designed to as- 
sist the deal communit) . 

Through its efforts to 
assist the deaf, the Alpha 
Pi chapter became more 
aware of t he disability of 
the deal. 

Members and pledges 
joined together in learn- 
ing the alphabet, the Delta 
Zeta (reed, and the lyrics 
to "Somewhere Out 
There," in sign language. 
the universal language of 
the deaf. 

This was used in a va- 
ried of ways and in dif- 
ferent settings throughout 
the deaf community sur- 
rounding Birmingham. 

"It was nice to find out 

that, with a handicap like 
deafness, it is not as difficult 
as we think to communi- 
cate," said Lisa Bates, a soph- 
omore pharmac) major. 

One opportunity of sei \ i< e 
was at a local church. Some 
sisters used their basic knowl- 
edge of the language when 
they served at a dinner for 
the members of the deaf 
community sponsored by 
McElwain Baptist Church. 

"We were nervous to ap- 
proach them or use what lit- 
tle sign language that we 
knew for fear of getting 
something wrong or insult- 
ing someone," said Sally 
Johnson, a senior history ma- 

"They were all friendly 
and understood that we were 
trying," said Johnson. 

Other activities to benefit 
the deaf included Derby 

The Alpha Pi Chapter won 
$12. r > which was donated to 
the Galludet College for the 
1 tearing Impaired. 

The college, located in 
Washington. D.C. is the Del- 
ta Zeta National Philanthro- 

The Alpha Pi Chapter was 
recognized lor its efforts at 
Province Day, the Delta Zeta 
State Com cut ion. 

The pledges performed 
the creed to sisters from 
around the state. 

More important, however, 
than the recognition was 
coming to a personal aware- 

Celita Pate, a sophomore- 
Business major said, 
"learning sign language has 
given me a confidence that I 
can communicate with peo- 
ple that cannot hear." 

FROM ROW: llalhe Yon Hagen. Corresponding Secretary: Lis- 

Hill, President; Paige Harbour, Second Vice-President; Kristen 
Salk Johnson: Daphne Mitchell; Michelle Bynum; Kim Founla 
Gutierez. THIRD ROW: Stacy Martin; Sabra Hardcaslle; M 
McDowell; Jonalyn Nation; Kim Bra\: Lisa Bates; Nichole Bam 

llaslam; Krislic Jolinson: (.inin Voss: \m\ Masdon; Tanmn Mv 

Celeste Butler: Jamie Lamb. FIFTH ROW: KeUj Ford; Kim II 
Mizell; Conine Roth: Janna llamil: Stephanie McDonald. SIXTH 
Dugger; Colleen Murphy; \m> Davidson; Mary Beth Clevenger 

Burleson. Treasurer; Susan Donaldson, First Vice-President; Shelle) 

.ucas. Recording Secretary. SKCOND ROW: Noel Greer: Sails Pyle; 
i; Kimberly Moore: Wendy Hill; Poppi O'Neal: Jane Jackson: Lara 
tii'lli- Tra\lor: Mary Kalherine Richard-: Karen \la\er: Danielle 
s: Julie Wills; Donna Ladner. FOURTH ROW: Beth Woodall: Hope 
ck: Jan Jendrenski: Julie Redding: Melissa Bootes: Budget Anderson: 
le: Kelly Peacock; Alicia Cunningham: Michelle McMinn: Susannah 
ROW : Kara I'less: KelK Biannon: Laura Fox: Sharon Brown: Aimee 


J 162 

^Ujfebijnjf MlibiOb^s 


ith record numbers 
of freshmen enroll- 

it soon became ob- 
vious that Rush would be bigger 
than ever. 

It was announced after the sec- 
ond day of Rush that quota would 
be 47 girls. 

To the surprise and amazement 
of the members who were rushing, 
they soon realized that their chap- 
ters were being doubled and their 
rooms were getting more crowded 
by the minute. 

After Rush was over, all the 
sororities had pledged at least forty 
girls and they weren't very sure 
that they had a place to put them. 

The sisters of Phi Mu had forty- 
three members and forty-one 
pledges. One problem that had to 
be faced immediately was the fact 
that the room was very overcrowd- 

Because the rooms were located 

in the dorms, they were more lim- 
ited than houses or rooms in a 
Panhellenic dorm might have 

Jennifer Davis, a junior from 
Tuscaloosa, said. "It is impossible 
to have organized meetings with 
everybody in the room at the same 
time. It is simply too hot and all of 
the chairs cannot be put up." 

Each group paid rent to the uni- 
versity for the use of the room. 

Thev were responsible for their 
own decorations. \X hen the room 
was remodeled two years ago. the 
money came from the girls them- 

Their big brothers were not al- 
lowed in the room because the 
room was located in the girl's 

The sisters had a room com- 
mittee that served to take care of 
the room and keep it clean. 

The university had to begin to 
look into various options for ex- 

panding the rooms. 

Some of the students came 
up with their own ideas about 
the future expansions. 

"1 think they should have so- 
rority floors in Beeson Woods 
lor each sorority."" stated Cindy 
Pike, a sophomore from Valley. 

Whatever the solution, it was 
sure that it was somewhere 
down the road. 

There was no way that the 
changes would be worked out 
and completed before the next 

There had to be some time to 
work with each groups national 
organizations and to make some 
definitive plans. 

For the time being, the 
rooms remained crowded and 
constantly changing. 

For the Phi Mu sisters, they 
had to adjust themselves and try 
to conduct business as usual. 

Lew Arnold 



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FIRST ROW: Melissa Goodwin. Pledge Dire, lor: Linda Fortunis, Co-Rush Chairman; Mary Kirkland. Recording Secretary; Carol 
darter. President; Kelly Hester, Co-Rush Chairman: lorry Tinker. Corresponding Serrelarv : Deitra Fil/patnek. Assistant Treasurer. 
SECOND ROW: Susan Mason; Andrea Gilson; Renee Elliot; Traey Odam; Nicole Stine; Michelle Young; finds Pike; Dee Loring; 
Michelle Rrown; Catherine Carson; Ann Latielle: Susan Kline; Cheryl Rryson; Ann Zimmerman. THIRD ROW : Kim Hramlett; Ronnie 
Casey; Martha Harnett; Maria I learn: Held Hooker; \ngela Mieniathy: I .nine llodnill: Mel. inn- Pieisou: \ndiea Katln Center: 
Angie Holin; Judy Sprinkle; Lorie Burton. FOURTH ROW: Denise Parker; Kern Kilgnme; Katln Wallace; Mendee Rock; Rachel 
llargis; INena Johnston; Jessica Russell; Janet Evans; Christy Vaughn; Traey Hodge; Stephanie Orr: Tracy Toussainl. Helen 
Middlehrook. HI- III ROW : Annua King: Mania Peaehev; Kim Norton; Teresa llollowav; Jennitei Davis. I eshe Reed. Join- Jones. 1 i. 
Pevsner; Kim Fitch. Vice President; Dixie Butler. 

J 163 

ecret Slessions 





Tail Alpha 




•d a few ot its 






kept secrets 

the campus. 


i r 

ing formal 





the only so- 



' 1 


Ige quota be- 

lore open rush, but some 

of iis other surprises 
would not be known until 
the year was well under 
wa\ . 

1 he sisters worked hard 
during Sigma Chi Derby 
Day s and their efforts paid 
off when they won the 
overall competition. 

They received the rotat- 
ing trophy and a cash 
prize that went to their 

The Centennial Home- 
coming celebration was 
even more exciting when 
senior Christie Dykes was 
named Homecoming 
Queen. Laura Scott was 
chosen as the Sophomore 
Representative, and Brent 

Glossinger, the pledge class 
sweetheart, was chosen as the 
freshman escort. 

Julie Coons, a freshman 
from Birmingham, won the 
title of Miss Entre Nous. The 
sorority also won the Spirit 
of Miss F.ntre Nous Award 
for the most people in atten- 
dance. Cindy Vines served as 
co-director for the pageant. 

All of the outside activities 
were a part of a very special 
sisterhood, but some other 
activities added special 



nidation of al 
ini/ations is the 
iis that guard tht 
rites of membership. 

One common tradition i> 
the White Candle Ceremony 
This service was a specia 
time of sharing with sister; 
when someone is lavaliered 
pinned, or engaged. 

The identity of the persor 
is kept secret until the cer- 
emony when blowing out tht 

candle reveals the lucky girl. 

At that time, everyone 
screams and cries and hugs 
until the girl tells the story of 
exactly what happened, 
where thev were, and what 
"he" said. 

The fall semester held a 
very exciting White Candle 
for the Zetas with perhaps 
one of the most romantic sto- 
ries ever. 

Debbie Flaker and John 
Reece flew to New York City 
to visit her brother, or so she 

When they arrived at the 
airport, John told her that 
they had some time to kill 
before they were to meet her 

The) were driven to the 
Empire State Building where 
he took her to the top and 
proposed. "I knew some- 
thing was up when a limosine 
picked us up at the airport," 
Flaker said. 


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FIRST ROW : Ann Pierce. Ritual: Cindy V 
Taulman. Historian: Debbie Flaker. Treas. 
ROW : Maria Smith. Dana McDavid. Julie I 
Scott. Christine Moore. Beth Pedigo. Jenn 
Gieselman, Leigh Ann Collier. Amanda Hile 
Rachel Pinson. Melanie Carlisle. Brenda 0'B' 
Emil) Risner. Lori Phillips. FIFTH ROW: ji 

ines. Recording Secretary: Laura Powell. 2nd Vice-President: Lori Strain. President: Beth 
irer: Vicki Wales. 1st Vice-President: Sonya Phillips. Corresponding Secretary. SECOND 
irove. Christie Dykes. Claudia Dixon. Mary Cunnigham. Lida Hoskins, Leslie High. Laura 
fer Smith. THIRD ROW: Ginger Hall. Michelle Charles, Anne Wilson. Julie Coons. Lea 
ley, Lisa Robertson. Natalie Hernandez. Lauren Fields. Cyrelhia Vines. FOURTH ROW: 
Byrne. Allison r^arly. Melody Brock. Leigh Reynolds. Michelle Cartwright. Shannon Hogan. 
i Perkins. Man Lee Harper. Cm.i Luna. Traces Lamb. Jana Ksles. Mandy Newman. 

m, Chris Carrier. 



• hir—.-l pledge CUM in AS 

■tor) performed ita Founi 


rV l)av tribute. The AS 


r celebrates ii» Founder 

Day e 

«t> \cur in October with 


•ervice ami reception i 


rlion with the /T\ Chapte 

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out of a girl's mouth when 
she realized that a sorority or 
fraternity formal was quickly 
approaching and she had to 
look and feel her best for the 
big night, or nights as the 
case might be. 

Weeks of anticipation, 
frustration and nervousness 
often accompanied waiting 
for formal weekend to arrive. 
A formal did not only encom- 
pass a sit-down dinner and 
dancing in tuxedos and fancy 
dresses. Most sororities had a 
"casual night" as a part of the 
full weekend. 

"We had our casual night 
on Friday this year, and our 
formal was on Saturday," 
said Anne Wilson, a junior 
member of Zeta Tau Alpha, 
said. "It is just a tradition 
that we do it that way." 

Most of the sororities rent- 
ed a hotel ballroom and a 
band or a disc jockey for the 

Lambda Chi Alpha 

Fraternities did things a little 
bit differently however, when 
they whisked their dates away 
for a weekend on the beaches of 
the Florida gulf coast. 

How to pay for this was the 
question of many of the frater- 
nity brothers asked when they 
faced the task of feeding, hous- 
ing, and entertaining a girl for 
the entire weekend. 

"Ours was relatively inexpen- 
sive for a whole weekend," said 
Jon Corts, a brother of Sigma 
Chi. "We try to help the guys 
out when they can't afford it, 
and where there's a will, there's 
a way. Some guys even had a car 
wash to raise money for the 

Corts said the fraternities 
held their formal in the Panama 
City/Fort Walton area because 
it was convenient to school and 
"everyone wants to go to the 

Fraternities had traditions at 
their formals also. 

Corts said that on Friday 
night they cooked out for their 
dates or took them to a nice 

restaurant. Saturday mornings 
were reserved for the guys to 
get together and play golf to- 

"There was a lot of tradition 
involved," Corts said. "We 
presented the Pledge and Broth- 
er of the Year Awards at the 
dinner held on Saturday night. 
It was just a good weekend to 
get out of Birmingham and get 
away with your date." 

It may not have been as much 
of a milestone as a senior prom, 
and your date may not have 
been the romantic partner that 
one had always dreamed of, but 
Formal weekend was an impor- 
tant part of the greek experi- 
ence and an excellent way to 
round out the year. 

— Hallie Von Hagcn 

The brothers of Lambda Chi 
Alpha pose for a group shot 
during the formal night of their 
weekend. The formal was held at 
the Ramada Inn-Fort Walton 


J 166 I Greek Formals 

When . . . 

"We played 
teams like the 
Tide and the 

Tigers and 

Georgia Tech 

when I was 

there. They 

used us as a 

scrimmage or a 

Dractice game." 

— Oscar Hurtt, 


"... and I 


getting up at 6 

a.m. and going 

over to 


parking lot for 


— Charles 

Speir, '43 

"The support 

from my 

coach and 


teammates has 

meant so 
much. We are 
like a family 
and everyone 
supports one 
another." — 

McDavid, '90 

Basketball was less than a dec- 
ade old when this squad of 
1915 took the court. Here, the only 
thing that was alike about the uni- 
forms was the jerseys. The players 
were on their own for socks and 
shorts and shoes. 

Davis Library Spec 


»-*«- > 

— fj what graphi 
it hard 

member of the 1956 
off his all-white ui 
his wooden racket during the 
team picture. 

The protection was limited for 
these guys on the gridiron. 
Here, the members of the 1911 
football squad show off their lim- 
ited uniforms. There were very few 
pads and helmets were optional. 


Sports Division 

Anew look for 
university ath- 
letics was very 
evident during 
the pivotal year for the 
university. Success and 
competitiveness grew bit 
by bit as personnel 
changed and the univer- 
sity commitment to ath- 
letic excellence grew 

The new look of Bull- 
dog football exploded 
on the scene with a 9-1 
record season. From 
there, the announce- 
ment was made that the 
team would move up to 
Division I-A competi- 
tion. The new faces of 
Terry Bowden and staff 
made a very lasting im- 

The basketball and 

baseball teams wel- 
comed new head 
coaches as well as 
some very unwelcome 
visitors. Coach Ed Mc- 
Clean and Coach Jim 
Dietrick had to deal 
with tough losing sea- 
sons and the task of 

The track and cross 
country teams also en- 
joyed successful sea- 
sons under the guid- 
ance of Coach Bill 

Overall, the athletic 
endeavors of the uni- 
versity were fast be- 
coming one of the 
main drawing powers 
and time only helped 
to increase the quality 
of that power. 

s Division L O" 


I feel comfort- 
able with the 
school because of 
family ties and 
because I remem- 
ber running 
around the foot- 
ball field as a five- 
year-old. " 

— Coach Terry 


The Samford Bulldogs, 
once ihe punchline of 
the jokes of local 
sports fans and the 
media, quieted the jesters and 
drew many new onlookers in 
1987. making them take notice 
that winning football had re- 
turned to the university. 

No one knew, however, what 
to expect from the Dogs before 
the season began. With a new 
head coach, and a team that 
had compiled a 6-21 record 
over the last three years, many 
questions lingered in the minds 
of Bulldog supporters. 

But with the seniors who had 
helped build the program. 
Coach Terry Bowden began to 
build his team. And along with a 
group of players who, in a con- 
troversial move, migrated from 
Salem College to play football 
for Bowden. Samford Univer- 
sity fielded a squad that proved 
to be a dominant force in Di- 
vision III football. 

Even with the questions that 
had arisen before the season 
began, Bowden said. "I have 
complete confidence that 
Samford is going to win some 
ballgames," as more than 150 
men reported to fall drills in 

Freshman Josh Melnick, a de- 
fensive bark from Atlanta, 
Georgia, goes bark to work 
n defense against Maryville Col- 
'ge in the Homecoming game. 

late August. 

With his sights set on the 
team's opener with Cumberland 
College, Bowden and his staff 
began to mold and refine the 
talent on his squad. 

In pre-season drills, one of 
the most talked-aboul moves by 
Bowden was a change at the 
quarterback spot. Scotty King, 
a pre-season all-American pick 
by the Football Neus ,had the 
opportunity to become 
Samford's all-time leader in 
passing and total offense. But 
Jimbo Fisher, a two-time Na- 
tional Association of Intercol- 
legiate Athletics all-American 
from Clarksburg. West Virgin- 
ia, who had led two of Bowden's 
Salem teams to the NAIA 
playoffs, was now contending 
for quarterback. 

"Two ail-Americans on the 
same team at the same position 
would never work," Bowden 

Then, in what Bowden called 
"an unselfish move that will 
make this team a winner," 
King, a senior from Moundville, 
gave up his chances for a re- 
cord-breaking season by mov- 
ing to defense to play comer- 

"Some people say if they 
were me, they would be bitter 
with me being an all-American 
and everything," King said 


) 170 



"But I'm me and I'm not 
bitter. I accepted it and now 
I just want to be the best 
cornerback I can be." 

King's move to corner- 
back made it possible for 
Fisher to move into the 
quarterback spot and begin 
running the offense — a 
move that made a visible im- 
pact on the outcome of the 

\\ hile summer drills con- 
tinued through September, 
some people expressed con- 
cern about how the Bulldogs 
would handle opening their 
season so late in the year. 

Most teams already had 
two games under their belts 
while the Dogs practiced. 

The day had come to find 

It was a rainy day in 
Southern Kentucky and 
sloppy field conditions con- 
cerned Bow den. 

Cumberland was the pre- 
game favorite by a touch- 
down. The Indians were 2- 

A fumble recovery by Jon 
Brown, a junior linebacker 
from Jacksonville. Flordia. 
put Fisher and the Bulldog 
offense on the field for the 
first time of the season. 

Fisher moved the team down 
the field and hit fellow Salem 
transfer. Tim Richardson, a 
junior wide receiver from Tal- 
lahassee, Florida, with an 18- 
yard touchdown strike. 

Samford came right back on 
its next possession and drove 
64 yards in four plays into the 
end /one when Gary Matthews, 
a senior wide receiver from Bir- 
mingham, caught a 46-yard 
Fisher pass to put the Dogs up 

Cumberland battled back 
with 17 unanswered points to 
lead at the half. But after two 
key defensive series in the third 
quarter. Fisher threw bombs of 
33-yards to Richardson and 
52-yards to Matthews to up the 
score to 28-17. 

The defense then took over, 
allowing the Indians only six 
additional points as the Bull- 
dogs won 28-23. 

"The key had to be the de- 
fense," Bowden said. "We 
know our defense can play, and 
we know we can play 60 min- 
utes of football. But it doesn't 
get any easier for us." 

Matthews, who had been 
plagued by injuries for most of 
his career at Samford, was an 
unlikely hero in the Cumber- 
land game. 

He had 119 reception yards 

'Our team 
learned to play to- 
gether as a unit, 
to make things 
happen, and most 
of all to win. " 
— Jon Broun 


and three touchdowns on only 
three receptions. 

Matthews said. "The offense 
that Coach Bowden brought is 
wide open and it may just be 

The Bulldogs came home to 
the friendly territory of Seibert 
Stadium for their rematch with 
the Hampden-Sydncy Tigers. 

In 1986. the Hampden- 
Sydney squad defeated 
Samford 24-15 in Virginia. 

Again, the Dogs were a pre- 
gante underdog by 17 points. 

But the Bulldogs broke two 
school records and tied another 
as they ran their record to 2-0. 
winning 49-14. 

The defense broke the team 
record for most yards gained on 
interception returns after pick- 
ing off six Hampden-Sydney 
passes and bringing them back 
for 142 yards. 

The old record was 89 
yards against Carson- 

^— — 

A Bulldog receiver goes up 
against his opponent in 
order to get this pass. 
Quarterback Jimbo Fisher set 
all new passing records in his 
first and last season with the 

Coach Bowden stalks the 
sideline while his team 
stalked the opponent on 
the Held. 

The Bulldog defense shows its ^^ ome of the players take a rest 
rougli-aud-tough expression ^% on the sidelines while their 
while taking care of the op- tcuiiimulcs do their Jobs on 

poueut. As soon as the defense (he Held. 
finished its jolt, the offense went 
right to work compiling one of the 
highest points-per-game averages 






Newman in 1962. 

Freshman place-kicker 
Mike Bofamy. from Daytona 
Beach. Florida, booted sev- 
en extra points in the game, 
breaking the mark of six 
held by two former Bulldog 

Samford fell behind early 
in the game 7-0. but tied the 
game on a two-yard touch- 
down run by John Harper, a 
senior running back from 
Charleston. South Carlolina. 
Then, in the second quarter, 
cornerback Jerome Beamon, 
a junior from Birmingham, 
began what would be a fruit- 
ful day for the Bulldog sec- 
ondary by intercepting a Ti- 
ger pass and returning it 53 
yards for a touchdown. 

The Dogs scored again on 
the first play of the next 
Hampden-Sydney posses- 
sion when King picked off a 
Tiger pass from the other 
cornerback spot and re- 
turned it 53 yards for an- 
other Bulldog score. 

Beamon intercepted an- 
other pass later in the con- 
test giving him two on the 
day and tying him with seven 
other former Bulldog players 

who hold thai mark. 

Samford took to the road for 
its third contest of the season to 
face the Bulldogs of Tennessee 
Wesleyan College. Tennessee 
Wesleyan was looking to win its 
first game of the year as the 
Bulldogs from Samford were 
looking to go 3-0 for the first 
time since football was revived 
in 1984. 

Samford came out of the 
gates and never looked back as 
they blasted the Bulldogs from 
Tennessee 59-7. 

Samford again provided the 
crowd with another record- 
breaking performance as they 
rolled up 658 yards on total 
offense and 31 first downs, 
both new school records. 

Bofamy broke his own record 
of seven extra points kicked in a 
game, as he nailed eight con- 
secutive in the victory. 

Samford's defense allowed 
Tennessee Wesleyan just 76 to- 
tal yards and five first downs on 
offense. The Samford special 

Quarterback Jimbo Fisher 
hands off to begin the play 
on offense. Fisher trans- 
ferred to Samford for his last year 
of eligibility. 

With the new 
coaches and the 
addition of sever- 
al new players 
and hard work we 
were able to be- 
come a great team 
like we always 
wanted to be. " 
— Colin Hutto 
Defensive Tackle 

Lite <^ 

Coming to 
Samford from Sa- 
lem to play for 
Coach Bowden 
again was a good 
choice for me be- 
cause I knew he 
would have a win- 



teams blocked two Tennes- 
see W esleyan punts, return- 
ing one for a touchdown. 

Samford fullback Robert 
"Shorty" Smith, a junior 
from Sarasota, Florida. 
rushed for his third consec- 
utive 100-yard game, anoth- 
er Samford football first. 

Continuing its winning 
streak and relentless torture 
of hapless opponents. 
Samford defeated Anderson 
College 60-16 for its fourth 
victory of the season. 

The Bulldogs boiled out 
to a 40-7 lead in the first 
half of the game on the cold 
rain) daj in Indiana. 

VA ith a balanced attack of 
passing and rushing, the 
Samford squad racked up 
570 total offensive yards. 

Running back Tommy 
Rewis. a junior from Albany. 
Georgia and a regular on the 
special teams unit, had a sol- 
id performance as he rushed 
for 114 yards on 1 1 carries 
and had two touchdowns. 

Quarterback Fisher threw 
two touchdown passes — 
one to Gerald Neaves, a se- 
nior wide receiver from Bir- 
mingham and one to Rich- 


Punier Tim Hamrick, a jun- 
ior from Hueytown who had av- 
eraged almost 40 yards a punt. 
boomed four punts for 171 
yards including a 71-yarder 
that was just two yards shj of 
the school record. 

Samford relumed home to 
Seiberl Stadium to face the 
Hurricanes from Georgia 
Southwestern. Little did either 
team realize that on that af- 
ternoon football would become 

With Samford leading 27- 
14. Fisher at quarterback 
plunged over from the 1-yard 
line to make the score 33-14. 
Frustration led to heated words 
and fists began to fly. But quick 
reaction by the officials broke 
up the skirmish. 

After the Dogs missed the 
extra point, it took players and 
coaches from both sidelines and 
game officials to break up the 
brawl that spanned from the 
endzone to mid-field. 

"I've never had this to hap- 
pen before." Bowden said. "'Its 
bad for the team, it's bad for 
Samford University, and it will 
never happen again." 

Samford roared out to a 20- 
lead on two touchdown runs 

This year was 
great because 
winning is always 
fun and we 
reached the goals 
we had set for 
ourselves four 
years ago. " 

— John Harper 

l)v Fisher and one by Smith. 
After the Hurricances made the 
score 20-7. Beamon picked off 
an errant pass and raced 80 
yards down the sideline for a 

Georgia Southwestern scored 
again and after the Fisher 
touchdown, the game was 
called because of the fight. 

"Its embarrassing for our 
team and the school we rep- 
resent." Fisher said. "I'm sorrv 
it happened." 

The Dogs took their 5-0 re- 
cord to Emory and Henry Col- 
lege the following week for a 
shootout of the two top-rated 
quarterbacks in Division III. 

The Samford squad would 
come out on the short end of the 
stick as the Wasps defeated the 
Bulldogs 56-37. 

Emory and Henry led 
Samford 17-3 at halftime and 
though the Dogs often showed 

It came down to Dog vs. Dog 
when Samford squared off 
against the Georgia Southwest- 







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their offensive force, they 
could never catch up. 

Richardson hauled in f\\e 
passes foi 1<>3 yards while 
light end Geoff Walters, a 
senior from Birmingham. 
caught six for 90 yards. 

The keys to the Dogs" loss 
was on defense and in the 
rushing offense. 

The Wasps shut down the 
Samford rushing attack, 
holding the Dogs to just 73 
yards. The Bulldogs on de- 
fense however gave up 667 
yards total offense to the 
Wasps despite 14 tackles 
from free safely Billy Rob- 
inson, a sophomore from 

Before the loss, the de- 
fense was second in the na- 
tion against the pass. 

Samford and Emory and 



1 1 touchdown passes in the 
game, a new Division III 

The Bulldogs came back 
to Samford for Halloween to 
begin a three-game home- 
stand. First up for the Dogs 
was Ferruin College, the 
sixth-ranked team in Divi- 
sion III football. 

The Panthers had beaten 

Emor) ami Henry, the Dogs" 
last foe, early in the year and 
entered Seiberl Stadium with a 
7-0-1 record. The Bulldogs 
were looking for redemption 
and were trying to better their 
record to 6-1. 

Once again. Fisher electri- 
fied the crowd with his per- 
formance and in the process re- 
wrote the Samford record 

Fisher threw six touchdown 
passes against the Panther de- 
fense, a new record. He com- 
pleted 16 of 29 passes for 239 

Hamrick. took the lead in 
Division III in punting with an 
average of 42.6 yards a kick. 

The Panthers" unbeaten re- 
cord quickly fell, behind the 
onsurge of the Bulldog offense 
as Ferrum was defeated 63-42. 

Neaves had been at Samford 
for four years. He had seen the 
seed of a football program 
planted and he saw it get rained 

Iunior running back "Shorty" 
Smith from Sarasota, Florida, 
rims toward the goal on one of 
* several 100-yard days. 

+ #** 

This year was 
incredible for the 
seniors because 
we won the big 
games and in- 
stilled pride in our 
football pro- 
grams. ' 
— Alan Lasseter 
Free Safety 

We gained re- 
spect this year as 
a powerful team 
and we all en- 
joyed it because 
we were finally a 
team that the oth- 
er teams feared. " 
— Tommy Rewis 
Fullback ' 

A diving calrh was in order 
for this Bulldog receiver 
during the Homecoming 
game against Maryville Col- 
lege of Maryville, Tennessee. 


on in the growing process. 

Bui againsl Maryville Col- 
lege, in fronl ol .1 I Ionic- 
coming crowd of 5.400, it 

was Ins turn to show his 

blossoms as he broke the 

Samford career reception 

"It was great getting (he 
record ami everything," 
Neaves said. '"1 was glad to 
be a part of the team lor lour 
years, to help it grow, and to 
see it come out a winner." 

\\ ith his four catches of 
the das. he would break the 
Samford record, eventually 
finishing his career with 122 
receptions and 1.895 total 

Neaves performance, 
however, was outshined by 
the performance of the team 
that day as it assaulted the 
Maryville Scots 72-10. 
breaking almost every re- 
cord it had broken earlier in 
the season. 

Samford. 7-1. rolled up 
698 yards total offense. 
Fisher, who played only the 
first half, lied his week-old 
record by throwing for six 
touchdown passes. 

Rewis paced the rushing 

attack piling up 1 (> \ yards 
while Harper ran for 129 vards. 

Christie Dykes, a senior 
mass communication major 
from Dothan was named Home- 
coming queen. 

In the last home game of the 
1987 season, the Bulldogs 
faced the Majors from Millsaps 
College, who entered the game 
sporting a 7-2 record. 

But when the final whistle 
blew, no one remembered the 
Majors record as thev were 
sunk by the Dogs 62-0. 

Fisher, who again played on- 
K half of the game, was 17 of 
37 for 249 yards and three 

The story of the game was 
the defense. 

Senior Alan Lasseter. a de- 
fensive back from Pleasant 
Grove picked off a Millsaps 
pass in his final home appear- 
ance of his Samford career. 

-Mike Manning 

Coach Bowden's 
offense provided 
us with opportuni- 
ties to do well and 
we beat up on 
teams because we 
worked hard in 
practice to perfect 
Bowden's game 
— Gerald Neaves 
R ide Receiver 

Physical Education m 
Jimbo Fisher from Cli 
burg. West Virginia, sc 
bles out of the pocket and aw; 
from his opponent. 




DelVnwiv*' lint-man Colin Hut- ^B" h*' defensive line k<'Ih an ear- 
to, u senior from Hirming- I Tul ux tlu-y are Instructed be- 
ham, pulls down an intercep- tween series l>> defensive 
lion in i Ik- game againsl coach Jack Hlnes. 




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"This season 
was a real 
building season 
and next year, 
the team will 

— Fred Williams, Senior, 



Followers of the bas- 
ketball team expect- 
ed improvement in 
leaps and rebounds 
from the bleak 1986-1987 
season when the crimson 
and blue finished with a 4- 
22 record. 

The 87-88 program 
looked bright with the ad- 
dition of first year head 
coach Ed McClean, the for- 
mer assistant coach who 
helped lead the North Car- 
olina State Wolfpack to a na- 
tional championship in 

The return of senior guard 
Rembert Martin, the leading 
scorer in the Trans-America 
Athletic Conference also 
brightened the picture. 

The supporting cast, 
which had another year of 
experience under its belt and 
the addition of several tal- 
ented junior college trans- 
fers, led these same Bulldog 
supporters to great expec- 
tations from the team. 

A vigorous schedule that 
allowed the Dogs to play on- 
ly ten games in the friendly 

The right form was just the key 
to getting a free point. Here, 
Bill Middlebrooks lets one fly for 
the Bulldogs. For the season, Mid- 
dlebrooks shot 76 percent from 

confines of Seibert gymna- 
sium, nagging injuries that 
hampered players in the 
middle of the conference 
schedule, and conflict inside 
the organization, however, 
sent the team spiralling in 
another dissappointing sea- 

The Bulldogs played sev- 
eral exhibition scrimmages 
at area high schools before 
dropping an 81-76 match 
with Athletes In Action. The 
Bulldogs lost the game but 
they gained some valuable 

"A lot of positive things 
came out of the game," said 
Coach McClean, "our kids 
did not let them blow us 
away and they made a run of 
their own." 

The AIA squad jumped 
out to a 39-30 lead at half- 
time. That lead was 
stretched to a 70-53 advan- 
tage on a Zack Jones slam 
dunk mid-way through the 
second half. 

Little by little, the Dogs 
chipped away at the lead 
pulling to within three points 
with 19 seconds left in the 
game. The Dogs could not 
catch the AIA squad paced 
by former Alabama star 


The scene on the bench was 
pretty tense as the Bull- 
dogs watched the game. In 
what was hoped to be a better 
i, the Bulldogs faced 
rebuilding problems and 
experienced another disap- 
pointing year. 

"The high point 
of the season was 
beating Oral Rob- 
erts. They have a 
team and we beat 
t h e m on t h e 

1 83 

CLOSE «*j. 

Mark Gottfried who had 
23 points. 

The first game of the 
season was against Ten- 
nessee State in Nashville. 
Tennessee State had de- 
feated the Bulldogs in the 
first game of the 1986 
regular season. With Ar- 
nold Hamilton's 29 
points, the Dogs shocked 
their opponents and went 
on to a 90-72 victory. 

The next stop was in 
Cookeville, Tennessee, 
where the Dogs took on 
Tennessee Tech. 

After the Golden Ea- 
gles built up a lead of 18 
points, the Dogs fought 
back with powerful re- 
bounding and came to 
within two. 

Even with the powerful 
rebounding of center 
Richard Sutherland and 
Arnold Hamilton's 21 
points, the effort was not 
enough, though, and their 
record fell to 1-1. 

The Bulldogs took part 
in the Citizens Bank- 

Runnin Joe Classic held 
in December. 

After a first-round loss 
to host Arkansas State, 
the Dogs defeated Missis- 
sippi Valley State in the 
consolation round. 

In that game, Hamilton 
led with 16 points while 
Richard Sutherland and 
Rembert Martin each had 
eight rebounds. 

The Eagles, who had 
pulled out a two-point vic- 
tory in the second game 
of the season, fell behind 
in the first half, 33-27. 

Rex Brooks, a junior 
college transfer contribut- 
ed eight points. The lead 
changed seven times dur- 
ing the game before end- 
ing in a tie at the end of 
regulation. In overtime, 
the Dogs fell short by a 
score of 75-74. 

The first TAAC game 
of the season pitted the 
Bulldogs against the Cen- 
tenary Gents. The Bull- 
dogs lost 80-78, though 
Martin and Hamilton gave 

"I learned you 
have to perse- 
vere no matter 
how hard it 
gets, you just 
have to keep 
through it. 

Kurt Close, Junior, 

1184 L 

good performances. 
Hamilton poured in 19 
points as he was well on 
his way to establishing 
himself as the scoring 
leader of the Bulldogs. 

Next up were the 
Houston Baptist Huskies. 
Junior Darron Hurst suf- 
fered a separated shoul- 
der during the second 

Senior Fred Williams 
stepped in, however, and 
iced the game for the 
Dogs, 57-53 for their 
third victory of the sea- 

The Bulldogs took to 
the road for a tour of the 
southwest as they played 
the conference leading 
Trojans of Arkansas- 
Little Rock. 

With the score tied 47- 
47 at the half, Samford 
went ice cold in the sec- 
ond half as it did not 
score in its first five pos- 

CLOSE c*a. 

Trailing by six points 
wilh five minutes to play, 
Martin scored six straight 
points to tie the score 70- 
70. UALR however, out- 
scored Samford 17-2 
down the stretch to post 
an 87-72 victory over the 

UALR out-rebounded 
S.U. 50-22. 

In the middle of the 
season the Bulldogs were 
becoming infamous for 
falling behind early and 
then falling short after a 
late charge. 

The Louisiana Tech 
Bulldogs saw the Samford 
Bulldogs play that scenar- 
io perfectly as the 
Samford squad dropped 
its sixth game of the sea- 
son 73-67. 

Martin had a season- 
high 18 points for 
Samford. Sutherland add- 
ed 12 points and five re- 

In Abilene, Texas, the 
Dogs went up against 
Hardin-Simmons in an- 
other TAAC game. 

After leading by as 
many as eight in the first 
half, the Dogs trailed at 
halftime by a score of 37- 
33. They kept right on the 
Cowboys' heels but were 
unable to pull out a win. 

Rembert Martin had 
23 points and Arnold 
Hamilton was right be- 
hind with 22. 

The Bulldogs dropped 
their fourth straight game 
to the Roadrunners of 
Texas-San Antonio after 
being behind from the 
opening tip. 

The Dogs were down 
by ten points before they 
could get their first points 
of the game. 

That lead would in- 
crease to 20-4. The 
Roadrunners rolled to an 

Arnold Hamilton goes for two 
after getting away from hit, 
opponent. Hamilton was one of 
the leading scorers for the team. 
He scored 440 points during the 
season, averaging 16.3 points per 
game against TAAC teams. 

"Our team ma- 
tured over the 
course of the sea- 
son. As the year 
progressed, our 
attitude shifted 
toward the posi- 
tive side." 

— Dean Tomich. Fresh- 
man. Crest Hill, Illinois 


CLOSE ce»i. 

84-61 victory after lead- 
ing by as many as 34 
points. For the Bulldogs. 
Martin had 1 5 points and 
Hamilton led the team 
with 23. In his first start 
for the Bulldogs, Bennie 
Carter had 1 1 points. 

In a rare appearance at 
home, the Bulldogs faced 
the Mercer Bears. The 
Dogs were able to break 
their four-game losing 
streak in spite of a late 
run by the Bears. 

Rembert Martin, the 
Bulldog captain, scored a 
season high 27 points in 
the game and grabbed six 

The next contest was 
against the Georgia State 
Panthers. They hit the 
hardwood and did not let 
up as they won by a score 
of 87-66. 

Georgia State shot a 
blistering 67 percent 
while the Bulldogs could 
only muster 27 percent 
from the field. The brief 
home stand ended in a 
loss as the Bulldogs took 

to the road for a six-game 

Coach McClean com- 
mented on the team's kill- 
er schedule. 

"That's the most ridic- 
ulous schedule I've ever 
seen," he said, "that's a 
pro schedule." 

With their first stop at 
Stetson, the Bulldogs got 
a taste of a real blowout. 

A 17-3 scoring run 
proved to be the differ- 
ence as they won 80-67. 
Again, the imbalanced of- 
fensive attack was led by 
Martin and Hamilton as 
they provided 41 of the 
67 points. 

Samford travelled to 
Georgia Southern to face 
the Eagles who were 7-1 
and atop the TAAC stand- 
ings. The Eagle defense 
stifled the Bulldog squad, 
as Georgia Southern de- 
feated Samford 76-59. 
Junior center Darrell 
Thomas led the Bulldogs 
with 12 points and seven 

In a surprising an- 

4 'Adjust merit 
... it definitely 
takes longer 
than people 
think to adjust 
to things such 
as new coaches 
and systems." 

— Bennie Carter, 
Junior, Birmingham 



nouncement, senior 
Rembert Martin quit the 
team during a road trip to 
New Orleans. 

He only said that he 
had decided to quit bas- 
ketball. The team lost its 
ninth consecutive game 
the night of the announce- 
ment. "Rembert just de- 
cided to quit playing bas- 
ketball," Coach McClean 
said, "I know his decision 
has had a psychological 
impact on the team." 

The Bulldogs went on 
to lose to Centenary, 84- 
69, before getting back 
on track against Houston 
Baptist with a 66-63 vic- 

They won on the road 
behind the performance 
of Richard Sutherland 
and his 2 1 points. 

The Lamar Cardinals 
cut the Bulldog celebra- 
tion short on the last day 
of Samford's road trips as 
they beat the Dogs 78- 

Hamilton provided 18 


CLOSE c*a, 

year. The Trojans, who 
were fighting for the top 
spot in the TAAC stand- 
ings, outmuscled the Bull- 
dogs under the boards to 
post a 72-62 victory. 
Hamilton, who had taken 
over the scoring role on 
the Bulldog squad hit 24 
points while Thomas 
grabbed 8 rebounds. 

McClean, looking to 
add some speed to his 
squad, while getting some 
help under the boards 
signed four players in the 
spring signing period. 
Samford picked up Kery 
McGinnis, a point guard 
and All-State selection in 
Mississippi. McGinnis av- 
eraged 19 points and six 
assists in high school. 

Samford signed Tim 
Donlan and Dillard 
Quick, two 6'7" forwards, 
in an attempt to add more 
rebounding power to the 
Samford squad who was 
last in rebounding in 
1987-88 in the TAAC. 

Donlan an All-State se- 
lection in Louisiana av- 

eraged 20 points and al- 
most 10 rebound a game 
in high school, while 
Quick brings a 22 point 
average to the Bulldogs 
along with 13 rebounds 
and 5 block shots per 

The Dogs signed 
speedy Julian "Bo" Gam- 
ble, a point guard aver- 
aging 2 1 points and 7 as- 
sists in high school. — Mike 

k Xlt 1 ~A 



Blocking out became a must in 
order to get the ball. Here, 
Richard Sutherland works his way 
around the inside hoping to get 
open close to the basket. 

"I learned to 
have patience 
this season. 
This season 
made me ma- 
ture from not 
playing as much 
as I would have 

— Bill Middlebrooks. 
Sophomore, Chattanooga, 



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Tennessee Tech 



Arkansas Slale 



Mississippi Valley Slale 



Tennessee Tech 






Houston Baptist 



Arkansas — Little Rock 



Louisiana Tech 



Hardin — Simmons 



Texas — San Antonio 






Georgia Slale 






Georgia Southern 



New Orleans 






Houston Baptist 






Arkansas — Litlle Rock 



Hardin — Simmons 



Texas — San Antonio 



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"This season 
was success- 
ful because 
we learned 
what it takes 
to win." 

— Darrt'll Thomas, 

Junior, Lilhonia, 


The guya on the bench do 
their part to cheer the 
team on the floor. Here, Coach 
McClean and a couple of the 
plater* -ifiiml their pleasure. 



"He is some- 

thing else. He 
has definitely 
made me a bet- 


ter athlete." 

— Dana McDavid Junior, 
of Coach Bill McClure 



rom a virtually 
unknown sport 
i very success- 
program, the 
university track team 
turned itself around and 
headed toward winning 

Many of the members of 
the cross country team 
doubled as members of 
the regular track team. 

The main differences 
between the two sports 
were the places where 
thev ran and the events 
they competed in. 

Cross Country, just as it 
is named was run on nat- 
ural courses. The athletes 
trained in a variety of 

On many afternoons, it 
was not uncommon to see 
the team running around 
the perimeter of the 
school or out on 
Lakeshore, running down 
the highway. 

The men and women's 
teams were under the di- 

nalural settings had 
advantages and dis- 
advantages. Of 
course, it was more 
pleasing to the eye, but it was 
lgerous. Here, an 
kout in the woods 
helps strengthen muscles in the 

rection of Coach Bill Mc- 
Clure, a former Olympic 
track coach for the United 

In five separate compe- 
titions, the men and wom- 
en compiled a record of 
five first place finishes and 
five second place finishes. 

The women placed first 
in three competitions and 
second in two others. 

The men also placed 
first in three meets and 
second in two others. 

Post season competition 
proved fruitful for both 
teams as the men placed 
third in the Trans Amer- 
ica Athletic Conference 

The women won their 
post season tournament by 
placing first in the New 
South Regional Confer- 
ence Championship. 



Many of the members of the Tracing against team- 
cross country team dou- J^ mates as well as the 
bled as members of the regular clock provided a little extra 
track team. Here, working out motivation for doing well, 
in the wodded areas of the cam- Here, Karen Jacobs and Cyn- 
pus helped with the strength thia Smith head up the hill 
and endurance parts of run- toward the finish line. 


It's History 






West Georgia 



West Florida 



Troy State 






TAAC Championship 



New South Conference 




Bat girl Marianne Folsom. a TJulldog oppone 

junior from Dothan. helpd J3 ver > strong against th« 

out on the sidelines during one „ > oun S and P™™ 1 * team 

r l « hi l Here, an opponent l.ikrs . i till 

of the Bulldog home games. swing a , tm 7 balL 

194 Baseba " 


The term "building 
year" took on a 
whole new mean- 
ing for the base- 
ball Bulldogs. Graduation 
and a new head coach 
were just two of the major 
adjustments that affected 
their play. 

Frustration filled the 
hearts of university base- 
ball players and support- 
ers as the Bulldogs nearly 
swung their way into the 
National Collegiate Ath- 
letic Association record 
books, finishing with an 8- 
49-1 record. 

That record was just 
one defeat away from 
Long Beach State's 1980 
record for defeats in a sin- 
gle season. 

There was definitely 
not much argument that 
Jim Dietrick, a first-year 
head coach, and his Bull- 
dog squad had the cards 
stacked against them from 
the beginning of the sea- 

From opening day on, 
the uphill struggle became 
harder and harder with 
the combination of an in- 
experienced head coach 
and an inexpei ien< ed 


David Vaughan takes a 
swing during a home game at 
Seibert Stadium. 



"I can honestly 

say this. Our 

T \ 


level of play 
did improve as 

the season 


— Jim Dietrick 

"With the season we ex- 
perienced," said Dietrick, 
"it's awful hard to look 
back on my first Division I 
coaching job and find 
many fond memories." 

The university opened 
the 1988 season with a win 
over Southwest Louisiana 
in an unusual bayou snow 
storm. The team went on, 
after leaving Lafayette, 
Louisiana, but they never 
seemed to thaw out. 

After the win against 
Southwest Louisiana, the 
Bulldogs dropped eleven 
straight games before win- 
ning again. The Bulldogs 
picked up win number two 
with a 9-5 score over Liv- 
ingston university in the 
home opener. 

Early March saw the 
Bulldogs lost fourteen of 
the next fifteen games 
against collegiate baseball 
powerhouses such as 
Georgia Tech, Florida 
State, and Florida South- 



With the likes of Au- 
burn, along with Trans 
America Conference 
[lowers Georgia South- 
ern and Stetson left to 
play, the Bulldogs could 
manage just six more 
wins in thirty-one more 

"I remember the 
losses we suffered, the 
close games that we 
played, and the frustra- 
tion we felt," Dietrick 
said, 'But I can honest- 
ly say this. Our level of 
play did improve as the 
season progress." 

"I'm certain that 
both the people we 
played as well as the 
people who watched us 
play have a lot more re- 
spect for Bulldog base- 
ball than they had in 
the past." 

"I feel for the guys 
that were playing in 
their last year, the ones 
who have played here 
the last two or three 
years," Dietrick said. "I 

hated to see their careers 

end on a season like this." 

The Bulldogs lost ten 
games by just a single run, 
many of those losses com- 
ing in the final inning. 

"We faced so many 
tough teams that each loss 
began to really wear us 
down, making the next 
game even tougher to 
win," said junior Co- 
captain Carl Tolbert. 

Despite the dismal over- 
all picture of the season, 
there were a few individ- 
ual bright spots that high- 
lighted the season. 

Joe Dennis, a sopho- 
more from Galesburg, Il- 
linois, led Bulldog hitters 
with a .296 batting aver- 
age. Dennis transferred to 
Auburn-Montgomery af- 
ter the season. 

First baseman Lee Hall 
and third baseman Billy 
Madrill led the team with 
seven home runs each. 
Hall also paced the Bull- 
dogs in doubles with 12 
and runs batted in with 

Tolbert, who also was 
used as an outfielder, 
sported a 4.53 earned run 
average to lead the pitch- 
ing staff. Despite that av- 
erage, no Bulldog pitcher 
won more than two 

Due to the concentra- 
tion on the chase for the 
loss record, a couple of no- 
table achievements were 
virtually overlooked. 

The Bulldogs came 
within just one double 
play short of a Division I 
record for twin killings in 
a game, turning six against 
Florida Southern. During 
the course of the season, 
the Bulldogs turned sixty- 
one double plays and one 
triple play. 

A swing and a miss was not 
all that unusual during the 
season for the Bulldogs. Here, 
the strong opposition, Auburn, 
looks on as the luck seems to 
run out on the home team. 

A break between innings was 
very welcome as the spring 
heat made everyone work up a 
sweat. Here, the umpire, grabs a 
drink before the next round of 
heated competition. 


Some of the totals for 
the year were: RUNS: 
Bulldogs, 244 vs. Oppo- 
nents, 540; HITS: Bull- 
dogs, 449 vs. Oppo- 
nents, 667; HOME 
RUNS: Bulldogs, 27 vs. 
Opponents, 67; RUNS 
dogs, 202 vs. Oppo- 
nents, 452; and OVER- 
ERAGE: Bulldogs, .242 
vs. Opponents, .331. 

After the rough sea- 
son and rebuilding that 
took place, Dietrick re- 
signed his post in May. 
He was replaced by Mis- 
sissippi State Assistant 
Coach Tommy Walker. 

Walker, a former 
University of Monteval- 
lo star, immediately 
went to work recruit- 
ing. He landed ten jun- 
ior college players. 

Among those were 
four pitchers to bolster 
a staff that finished 
1988 with a soaring 
t.15 earned run aver- 
age. Rounding out the 

recruiting class were two 
catchers, two shortstops, 
an outfielder, and a first 

"We had just ten play- 
ers returning from the 
1988 season," Walker 
said, "and there was not a 
catcher, shortstop, or first 
baseman among them." 

"We felt like we needed 
the chance to sign junior 
college players because 
they have the best chance 
of coming in here and 
contributing immediately. 
I'm very proud of the 
players we signed and I 
think, before they are fin- 
ished, the university will 
be proud of them too," 
boasted Walker. 

Striking out was not uncom- 
mon during a Bulldog 
game. Here, a swing and a miss 
just added one more to the 390 
that were accumulated during 
the year. 

A strike by opponents was 
rare. Here, a visitor 
swings and misses, as the ball 
gets past him. 




J 198 

Pitcher Phil Holmes concen- 
trates on the catcher and 
getting the right signals before 
letting go of the pitch. 




40^ ^v 




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The Bulldog defense 
takes shape as the pitch 
crosses the plate. 

m J 199 

t look at the urn- 
s the softball ^"Vpire holds Maria Schil- 
through a re- leci until the official call 
i. Here, a check made. 



The university 
Lady Bulldog 
softball team 
may not have 
had a full, winning season, 
but they certainly did ex- 
perience what it was like 
to be winners. 

According to Martha 
Davidson, head coach, 
that was what she tried to 
instill in the team 
throughout the season. 

Before the season be- 
gan, Davidson expected 
only good things as most 
of her young squad was re- 
turning for their second 
year of action. 

Davidson also shared, 
"I've always been taught 
to do the best you can with 
what you have and I think 
our women's softball team 
did that and more this sea- 

"At the very beginning 
of our season, we lost 
some key players and I 
think we were all con- 
cerned about how it would 
affect us for the season," 
said Davidson. 

A sly look toward the umpire 
was good enough for Maria 
Schilleci as she waits for the 
ball to be called by the offical. 

The highlight of the 
Lady Bulldog season was 
winning the Columbus 
College Invitational Tour- 
nament where outfielder, 
Lori Glasgow was named 
the Most Valuable Player. 

Davidson said although 
the team had a disappoint- 
ing year, they had the re- 
spect of Trans America 
Conference foes like 
Georgia State and Stetson. 

Glasgow shared that the 
Lady Bulldogs began to 
play like a team instead of 
nine individuals on the 
field. She said that by the 
end of the season, the 
team had developed a 
sense of unity and the con- 
fidence to win. 

Second baseman Sharon 
Barber, a freshman from 
Birmingham said, "It has 
just taken us a while to 
come together as a unit 
and be strong." 

Both coach and players 
agredd the main weakness 
of the team was the pitch- 
ing staff. Davidson said 
the pitching was inconsis- 
tent and that carried over 
to the hitting. 

Davidson resigned her 
position as head coach in 


the gai 

ng the crowd stay ii 
e game was the mail 
of the cheerleadin; 
squad. They were present a 
all the home games as well a 
traveling with the team ti 
the away game during th 

A lift stunt showed the ath- 
letic ability of the team as 
Michelle Young and Marsha 
Pritchett cheer high above the 
crowd on the shoulders of their 

W 1 

* ^^^^ 

r- **-,, 

7 ;'■ M 




"In my opinion, 



the best thing we 



did was act as run- 



ners for the Special 




— James Bodie, Junior 





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Ask. the average 
university stu- 
dent what the 
cheerleaders did 
and they would 
probably tell you that they 
just led the cheers at the 
football games. 

That might have been 
the general perception but 
it was not the whole truth. 

I he 



busy all year round, not just 
during the football season. 
Their training began in the 
spring, when the new mem- 
bers of the squad were se- 
lected. The incoming 
were taught 




any studen 
>r the sLimmt 


id high 


aders taught three, 

ng clinics, once each 

The) taught the 

ci cheerleaders 

slunis, and various 

The mone) raised from 
those clinics was used to pay 
theil way to the I 1 1 1 \ < - 1 sii\ 

Cheet leading Association 
camp in Memphis, I ennes- 
see. There, the cheer- 
leadei S learned ( hauls and 
Cheers that were used dur- 
ing the Football and basket- 
ball seasons. 

The cheerleaders also 

spent time going to area 
schools andjud 

formea at the fi 

schools and Judging ( heei - 
leading contests. They per- 

of the Birmingham Quar 
terback Club in 1987. 

"It V 


great year, 
James Bodie, a sophomore 
from Huntsville. "In my 
opinion, the best thing we 
did was act as runners for 
the athletes in the Special 
Olympics held at the uni- 
versity. We helped them 
from the end of their race 
to where they got their rib- 

In addition to the varsity 
cheerleaders, junior varsity 
cheerleader helped raise 
the morale of students and 
athletes. They passed out 

fans and programs a 
football games and ch< 
along side the varsity squad 


i lot « 


l meeting 

Trista Finch, a freshman 
from Pell City. 

Members of the 1987-88 
squad were: Marsha Pritch- 
ett, James Bodie, Melissa 
Goodwin, Bobby Coates, 
Terri Tucker, Stephen 
Dostei , Linda Fortunis, 
Richie Irvin, Angie Bolin, 
Tyler Davis. Michelle 
Young, Stephen George, 
Brenda Pritchett, and Bill 

Junior Varsity Members 
were: Suzanne Brown, Tris- 
ta Finch, Jamie Lamb, 
Nicole Stine, Wendy Swan- 
son, and Trade Thurston. 


Forming a pyramid during a 
home basketball game, 
James Bodie leans on Terri 
Tucker for support while Mike 
Carver looks on as the lop is 




Coach Martha Da- 
vidson said she 
could sum up her 
season in one 
phrase . . . "character 
building". The coach of 
the women's volleyball 
team said "that one 
phrase was used over and 
over again and I would 
like to think this is the one 
phrase that characterized 
our whole season this past 

The women's team def- 
initely had a disappointing 

The Lady Bulldogs 
opened their season at 
Troy State University and 
lost the match in straight 
games, 15-5, 15-3, 15-13. 

The team rebounded 
on the road in Jackson, 
Mississippi as they defeat- 
ed Jackson State, 15-6, 15- 
9, 15-7, to even thri re- 
cord at 1-1. 

Davidson said, "we did 
not have a winning season 
but I hope we strived to be 
team players. I hope we 
learned how to communi- 

Getting a particular aim in 
mind was essential before 
letting go of the serve. Here, 
Holly Carr, looks toward the 
opponent before planting her 

cate with one another." 

"We learned that it 
takes the sacrifice of the 
individual to make the 
team work and if we 
learned that then our past 
year was successful," Da- 
vidson said. 

Davidson also shared, 
"Those are the things that 
are part of making a good 
team and being successful 
on and off the floor. We 
had a lot of second year 
people and I hope that 
they can lead the team to 
be successful next year." 

Davidson gave credit to 
Rodney Go, a volunteer 
coach and former men's 
volleyball for helping her 
become a better coach. "I 
really appreciated his ded- 
ication and commitment," 
she shared. 

Despite her optimism 
for the future and her ca- 
reer at the university, Da- 
vidson resigned her post 
as head coach in May. 

gjTj „ 

Rotation and teamwork are 
very evident during each 
play. Here, Holly Carr 
bumps the ball, Sheila Galvez 
backs her up, and Pat Saunders 
sets up for the spike. 

An easy bump over the 
net sends the ball back 
to the opponent. Here, 
Sheila Galvez bumps the ball 
over as Deborah Martin and 
Holly Carr look on. 

1 A 


Looking on from above Toeing careful to maintain the 

the courts. Head Coach Ij necessary concentration, 

Jim Moortgart looks at his Brian Jones returns a backhand 

newly inherited team. shot during a pract 

Moortgart, in his first year, Jones was a sophomore business 

took over the job after Les major from Nashville, Tennes- 

Longshore resigned. see. 

206 Tennis 


The university 
tennis team be- 
gan its season in 
January and en- 
ded in April with a losing 

The men compiled a 14- 
15 record while the wom- 
en ended up with a 10-22 

Both the men and wom- 
en's teams competed in 
preseason tournaments. 

The men competed in 
the Southern Intercolle- 
giate Tournament in Ath- 
ens, the Marriot Bay Point 
National Collegiate Clay 
Court Championships in 
Athens, and the Rolex In- 
door Championships in 
Athens, Georgia. 

The Women's team par- 
ticipated in two local tour- 
naments — the Jefferson 
County Open and the 
Highland Racquet Club 

Two university team 
members, Linda Krajeck 
and Michell Schambeau 
reached the semi-finals in 
the Jefferson County 

Tennis Coach Jim 
Moortgart said, "There 
were a couple of mishaps, 
but I thought the girls got 
stronger and those girls 
that are returning will re- 
turn strong." 



The men's team efforts 
produced similar results. 

Brian Jones compiled 
the best season of the play- 
ers among the men. 

Jones won two founds in 
the Marriot Bay Champi- 
onship and one round in 
the Rolex Indoors Cham- 

No university team 
member won a round in 
the Southern Intercolle- 
giate Championship. 

Moortgart also said that 
the men that were return- 
ing would have the benefit 
of understanding his 
coaching style and that 
would help them to im- 

y^V bviously, the game of ten- 
\9 nis was not all fun for eve- 
rybody that was involved. Here, 
the team manager gets stuck 
with handling all the racquets 
while the team goofed off for 
their picture. 


LOVE c*a. 

"There were 


a couple of 

mishaps, but 

1 thought the 

girls got 


— Jim Moortgart, Tennis 


^M^^^^?^^^^^ ' 


Playing the part of the op- 
ponent was a lot more 
fun than being the challeng- 
er. Here, Greg Vedel has a 
little fun against another 
team member during prac- 

A running shot was the best A tough 

thing to go for on this /\provec 
short shot across the net. Here, 
Angela Baird uses a little bit of 
face power as she makes it to the 

be the ticket for 
hell Schambeau during a 
match held at home. 

Brian Jones 

1 6- 1 5 

Pat Reina 


Stian Stoveland 


Truls Langaard 


Greg Vedel 


Buddy Atkinson 









Southeast Louisiana 3rd 


Emory 4-Wav Meet 3rd 


Mississippi State 3rd 


South Carolina 

Texas Relays (Qualifiers) 


Sewanee Invitational 

Tulane 4th 


University of South Alabama 

Track Classic 4th 


NCAA Qualifiers 


minded serving on the Olym- 
ing at the 197? games held,., 

IcClure came to Samford several 
rs ago with a goal of establishing a 
k program. "I am very pleased K L 

,e of it," he said. 

Flying high was just what it 
took as the high jump and 
the hurdles were vital parts of 
the field competition. Above, 
team members practice in order 
to insure accurate height and 

.,1 Sal 

I li 


il.d w 


have an opportunity 
ething here. ' he said. 
i coach has an inter- 
on coaches t hem- 




aid. 'Good, brilliant 


n !s"h 



should be. They are 
winning." McClure 

, more experienced 

/are involved. "The 

be good of the sport 




FonTol an educator 



eof Samford I imeism." he said 
Clure said athletics serve as a 

ng grounds" for individuals. 

Mi ("hue se< ins to have pi oven his 
ds as a coach and made his mark 
track world and society today. 

-Jon Boone 


f21cT) TracU 

the right twist gave the ^**Vut of the starting blocks 
per distance for the best \^/was the most important 

J proper 
throw. Here, practice is just part of the race. BELOW, 
a bit strenuous. running agai 

bers aids concentration. 

Omnia Fowler, a sophomore Sophomore Trip Teaney per- 
from Winston-Salem, North formed consistently for the Bull- 
Carolina, took some time dogs. He had the lowest 
away from his practice swings ball/stroke average on the 
to pose for the camera. squad. 

J 212 




oach Steve Allgood 
and the Samfora golf 
team had plenty of 



hman Greg Covall from 
, qualified in his first year. 
jamie riarrell, a freshman from Mon- 
ticello, Ga. qualified for the Marion 
and Spring Hill tot rnaments. Austin 
Alldredge, a freshman from Decatur 
was a qualifier at the Alabama State 
Intercollegiate Tournament. And 
Alan Cooley qualified for the TAAC 

Sophomore Lee Manly from Clear- 
water, Fla. and Junior Mark Ware 
from Jackson, Miss, qualified for eve- 
ry tournament in which the Bulldogs 

Trip Teaney, a sophomore from 
Winston-Salem, N.C., had the lowest 
ball/stroke average on the Bulldog 
squad and sophomore Omnia Fowler, 

ica Athletic Conference 
:ime in many years. 
> squad opened if 

d by Ma' 
• for ho' 
Waterwood National Country Club ir 
Huntsville, Tex. at the TAAC tour 
nament against nine other schools. 

"We played well this year,'' 
Allgood said after his young Samford 

well it 

surprisingly well in the conference 
tournament the last week of April. 

Athletic Director and golf coach 
Steve Allgood said he was very proud 
of his team. Allgood's team finished 
fifth out of the 10 teams in the 1988 
Trans America Athletic Conference 
Golf Championships held at the 
Waterwood National Country Club in 
Huntsville, Texas. 

Allgood said golf is a "mental 

ind a better feel for the 

One Samford golfer who seems to 
have gained a better feel for the game 
is Omnia Fowler. The sophomore 
from Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Conference honors by shooting 77, 
74, 77 in three rounds. 

"I hoped to do well at the con- 
ference tournament, but I was sur- 
prised to shoot that well," Fowler 
said. "I think playing in several am- 

Waterwood helped him because, 
while considered a difficult course, it 
was the type of course that favored his 

The four other members of the 

golf U 


Allgood said the team's finish was 
very encouraging and that he is very 
excited about the prospects of the 

On the women's side, Coach Pam 
Kaufman had five freshmen to par- 
ticipate in the ladies' golf program. 

'i am very proud of the girts 1 have 
on the golf team," she said of Julie 
Brooks, a freshman from West Palm 
Beach, Fla.: Carrie Katte, a freshman 
horn Salis.iw.Okla.; Jennifer Brenzel, 

a freshman from 
Scotisville, KY. 

"We travelled all over the country 
and we had a lot of fun while we 
learned a lot," Kaufman said. "We 
learned a lot about each other and a 
lot about leadership." 

She said although the team was 
very young and inexperienced they 
"sunk togethei and worked as a 

The Samford men's golf nam is an 
unheralded group ol athletes did 

nament as well. Junior Mark Ware 
was behind Fowler with 236 strokes, 
and was followed by sophomores Lee 
Manly and Trip Teaney and fresh- 
man Alan Schooley. 

Houston Baptist College won first 
place and was followed dv Georgia 
Southern College, Stetson fJniversity, 
and Centennary College in the sec- 
ond, third, and fourth positions. 

"Samford took fifth ahead of teams 
such as Georgia State, Texas-San An- 
tonio, Mercer, Arkansas-Little Rock, 
and Hardin-Simmons," Allgood said, 
very encouraging to me 

Austin Alldredge, a freshman 

from Dei. mil, qualified f«>i the 
Alabama State Intercollegiate 


"We played well this 
year, . . ." 

Coach Steve Allgood 
Athletic Director 

Carin Richardsoi 

s -"' L Jj*13_ 

"If the pro- 
gram is going 
to increase, it 
needs addi- 
tional mon- 
ey." — Ralph Cold, 

I)i recto r 


mpation in m- 
tramurals at the 


university was m- 
•^- creasing while the 
intramural budget re- 
mained minimal. 

Basketball saw a huge 
jump in participation be- 
fore the season even be- 
gan. Thirty-five men's 
teams registered to play, 
five more teams than the 
year before. 

Participation had in- 
creased because "com- 
pletion of the new dorms 
was bringing more people 
on campus," said Ralph 
Gold, director of the in- 
tramural program. 

Gold also added that if 
more people were going 
to be involved in the pro- 
gram then the budget 
would have to be in- 

The lack of money in 
the program was definite- 
ly causing some problems. 

The major problem was 
the below-par officiating. 

Students were required 
to officiate most of the 

Mark Kowalski, a junior 
from Longwood, Florida, 
controls the ball during a soccer 
match. Soccer was a new sport 
on the intramural calendar. 

games because real offi- 
cials could not be hired. 

"How can a student call 
a game fairly when he 
doesn't even know all the 
rules?", asked Joey 
Pardoe, a sophomore 
journalism/mass commu- 
nication major. 

Gold said, "Students 
have to officiate because 
we don't have money for 

Other campuses found 
solutions to this problem. 

The University of Ala- 
bama at Birmingham 
charged a student activity 
fee plus a fee for every 
sport intramurals teams 
entered during the season. 

Gold also shared some 
steps that could be taken 
to solve the problem. 

"It would be a big help 
if students were charged 
an entrance fee for each 
sport; this, along with the 
money intramurals al- 
ready receives could solve 
a lot of problems," he 

Better financial support 


Stephanie Holderby, a junior A little practice never hurt 

from Midlothian, Virginia, ^\anyone. Here, the Quad 

goes back for the throw dur- is transformed into a 

ing the Women's Football Fi- baseball field before hitting 

nals. David Jones, an official, the real diamond at the in- 

looks on from behind. tramural field. 

| 213 


of intramurals could 
provide a full-time di- 
rector, better equip- 
ment, and real officials. 

Sometimes what be- 
gan as a scheduled in- 
tramural event between 
two teams turned into a 
hot-tempered fight and 
a called-off game. 

Nothing ruined an 
intramural competition 
faster than a fight. 

Fighting among 
teams, however, was 
not a major problems at 
the university. 

On occasion, howev- 
er, team members or 
full teams mixed it up. 

Gold said, "I don't 
think that fighting was 
a big problem." 

Gold said he tended to 
believe that some people 
became a little too com- 
petitive or lost perspective 
of their game. 

"It was just intramurals 
here, not the University of 
California at Los Angeles 
vs. Notre Dame." 

Gold also said that the 
contact and team sports 
were the ones which had 
the most fighting, espe- 
cially football and basket- 

Although various or- 
ganizations got into scuf- 
fles, most of the fighting 
occurred among the fra- 

Gold said that there had 
never been anyone ejected 
from a game that was with 
an independent group. 

i ** ' ■ 

Gold also added that 
there had not been a prob- 
lem with women fighting. 

Again, the fighting was 
related to the intramural 

Much of the problem 
could be eliminated if the 
program had the money 
to afford qualified offi- 

Gold said the University 
of Alabama at Birming- 
ham used qualified offi- 
cials and, to his knowl- 
edge, had no problem 
with fighting at all. 

Qualified officials could 
recognize when things 
were getting out of con- 
trol and take measures to 
handle the situation. 

Getting tough was a part of 
practicing before the actu- 
al competition. Here, members 
of Phi Mu Alpha grab a quick 
afternoon game behind the mu- 
sic building. 





Randall Chism makes a 
break for the goal line 
during a Phi Mu Alpha foot- 
ball game between classes. 

Cina Dvkrman 


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11 baseball teams need a 
cher. Jim 
Reynolds takes on the role 
during an afternoon game 
on the Quad. 

It's History 

Men's Football Sigma Chi 
Women's Football Zeta Tau Alpha 
Men's Soccer Sigma Chi 
Women's Soccer Delta Zeta 
Men's Basketball The Chancellors 
Fraternity Basketball Lambda Chi Alpha 
Women's Basketball Ministerial Association 
Men's Volleyball Social Orphans 
Women's Volleyball Ministerial Association 
Men's Softball Sigma Nu 
Women's Softball Alpha Delta Pi 



When . . . 

"We were working 
hard and President 
Davis came over to 
pitch in and help. I al- 
ways thought real 
highly of President 
Davis for helping us 
that summer." 

— Oscar Hunt, '44 

"I enjoy exploring 
ideas with students 
and searching out the 
meaning of being hu- 

— R. Stephen 
Bovvden, Professor 

"I was never one to sit 
in my room if some- 
thing was going on. I 
learned how people 
work together." 

— Kevin Kranzlein, '87 

Edward Haygood, a 1911 grad- 
uate of Howard College, poses 
for his class picture. The univer- 
sity students were all men. Co-ed 

until 1913. 

President Ronald Reagan makes 
an appearance on campus. 
Here, Reagan holds a news con- 
ference for the area media in the 
early 80's. 

Finalists in the 1947 university 
beauty contest pose for the me- 
dia photograph. 


In a pivotal 
year for the 
the people 
who made 
the campus home proved 
to be more important 
than ever. As always, the 
students bridged the gap 
between a long, rich his- 
tory and the modern 
signs of the times. 

Foremost of the year's 
events was the change in 
personnel. Although a 
natural occurence in uni- 
versity communities, it 
seemed as though major 
changes were in store. 

In faculty ranks, Sam- 
uel Mitchell, Martha 
Brown, and Billy Gamble 
began retirement at the 
end of the year. Religion 

professor Stephen 
Bowden resigned his 
position to accept the 
pastorate of an area 
church. Citing better 
opportunities, Busi- 
ness professors Lowell 
Broom and Chad Den- 
son resigned their po- 

The continued 
growth in entering 
classes provided great- 
er opportunities for 
student involvement. 
100 and counting 
meant moving toward 
the future with a very 
special commitment to 
the most vital element 
of the university: the 
people who make it 

People DMeton J 2lV 


Mylon Lefevre 
and Broken 
Heart won 
the ears of the au- 
dience with their 
music, their hearts, 
and their message as 
they performed in 
front of a full audi- 
ence in the Leslie S. 
Wright Fine Arts 
Center Concert 

Students enjoyed 
the band's contem- 
porary Christian 
music as well as the 
light show and cho- 
reography that com- 
plemented it. 

The band 

brought the audi- 
ence to their feet 

and kept them 
standing through- 
out the entire per- 

LeFevre, a born- 
again Christian who 
faced a hard strug- 
gle against drug 
abuse in his youth, 
witnessed to the au- 
dience half way 
through the show. 

The students said 
they enjoyed this be- 
cause he showed 
that he was down to 
earth without trying 
to push anything on 

Kris Crosby, a 
freshman from Bir- 
mingham, found it 
interesting that such 

a diverse group of 
people attended the 

She said the 
group seem to at- 
tract different types 
of students from 
"clean-cut kids to 

Though the 
group of students 
may have looked dif- 
ferent, they all had 
at least one thing in 
common, the love of 
Christian rock music 
and its message. 

The message was 
a strong one that 
evening as 200-300 
students came for- 
ward at the close of 
the show to accept 

Christ during the in- 

The band's name, 
Broken Heart, 
comes from the 
Psalm that says God 
will not ignore a 
broken and contrite 

This attitude was 
apparent in the 
band's performance 
that evening and in 
their counseling at 
the close of the 

LeFevre, along 
with all the mem- 
bers of the band, are 
ordained Baptist 

The contemporary 
Christian group, 
Mylon LeFevre and 
Broken Heart, per- 
formed on-campus 
during March. This 
group is made up of 
some ordained Baptist 
ministers who share 
the message of Jesus 
with their audiences. 


Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart 


he Laura 
Ashley busi- 

started in 1953 in 
London in an attic 
apartment in Pim- 

Using simple silk 
screens, Bernard 
and Laura printed 
tablemats and 
scarves on an old 
kitchen table in the 
living room of the 
apartment and sold 
them to London de- 
partment stores. 

After settling in 
Surrey, the Ashleys 
moved to a factory 
in Brasted in Kent, a 
few miles from their 

In 1957, the local 
river burst its banks 
and flooded the fac- 
tory and most of its 
electric motors, 
which had to be re- 

After surviving 
this tragedy, the 
company opened a 
lington Street, Lon- 
don which took 
more and more or- 

During the late 
sixties, the Ashleys 
moved to retailing, 
putting the profits 
back into more fac- 
tories and more 
shops, more re- 

The retail busi- 
ness had grown 
to 240 shops 
worldwide, and 
over 5,000 staff 
with considerable 
numbers of indi- 
rect staff through 
its licensed oper- 

Revenue each 
year has been es- 
timated at some- 
where over 100 
million dollars. 

— A History Of The Laura 

jj Casey models a 
print dress in the 
typical Laura Ash- 

From lamp- 
shades to ho- 
siery, the Lau- 
ra Ashley rage 
caught on and 
filled the homes 
and closets of peo- 
ple the world over. 
This is just a sam- 
pling of Laura 
Ashley products 
available in the 


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Samford Singers 








r ■ i he Samford 

ncluded on the al- 

through the School 

Miller, who orig- 

1 Singers re- 

3 u m were: 

of Music. 

inated this group in 

leased their 

Wonderful Inven- 

Miller said that 

1984, said the re- 

first album, "We 

tion,' 'Never Thirst 

the money from the 

cording was impor- 

Live for the Lord," 

Again,' and 'All In 

sale was to go to- 

tant because it 

at a premiere con- 
cert for the students 

Favor.' The album 
ncluded 12 songs 

ward paying off the 
cost of recording, 

would 'open a lot of 

on April 26 in Reid 

and was recorded in 

buying new sound 

Karen Fairchild, a 


"The album is ba- 

Soloists on the al- 

equipment, and pav- 
ing the cost of a ten- 

sophomore from 
Marietta, Georgia, 

sically contempo- 

)um included: Alan 

day tour of the 

said, "I hope this al- 

rary Christian," said 

Miller, Laura Scott, 

South the singers 

bum gives us the op- 

Director Alan Mill- Bramlett, Ka- 

made in Ma\. 

portunity to share 

er. "It is not a choral 

ren Fairchild, Rod 

The album was 

one-on-one with 

recording. It's a 

7 uller and Erline 

recorded during the 

people in everyday 

combination of 


weekend of Febru- 

situations about real 

Christian vocal jazz 

Other group 

ary 26-28 on loca- 

1 i f e and what it 

and lush, a capella, 

members were: Paul 

tion at a farm in Ris- 

means to walk with 

yet contemporary 

Carter, Andrea Gil- 

ing Farm, Georgia. 


arrangements of 

>on, Doug Helms, 

Miller said the 

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Kieth Kirkley, Re- 

group originally 

Laura Scott, a 

jecca McLemore 

planned to record in 

member of the 

and Steve Roads. 

the universit) ban- 

group from Ger- 

The accompianist 

droom, but after 

mantown, Tennes- 

or the group was 

seeing the farm near 

see, said, "People Jenny McLemore. 
will like the album From the time of 

Chattanooga, Ten- 
nessee, he asked Jim 

because it sounds so 

he concert until the 

Deal, recording en- 

professional. The 

j nd of school, theal- 

gineer for Master- 

two opening songs 
are so upbeat." 

aums and tapes w ere 
old b\ the members 

sound, Inc. to bring 
his mobile truck to 

Some of the songs 

)f the group and 

the farm to record. 

L<-v> Arnold 

' I I he Singers pose 
_|_ for a group shot 

group and their new 
albumn. The Samford 
Singers is one of many 
musical groups that 

sity on singing tours 
throughout the south. 





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The birth of 
the most fa- 
mous super 
hero in history was 
commemorated as 
the Action comics 
character Superman 
celebrated his fifti- 
eth birthday. 

The character was 
created by Jerry 
Siegel in Cleveland, 

Originally, the 
character was placed 
in a villainous role. 
It was not until 1934 
that the idea came 
to have Superman 
play the part of a su- 
per hero. 

When that idea 
struck Siegel, he got 

his friend Joe 
Schuster in on the 
action of drawing 
the character. 

The character of 
Lois Lane was based 
on a high school 
crush that Siegel 

In a TIME mag- 
azine interview, 
Siegel said, "As a 
high school student, 
I thought that some 
day I might became 
a reporter, and I 
had crushes on sev- 
eral attractive girls 
that either didn't 
know I existed or 
didn't care that I ex- 
isted ..." 

The super hero 

has been a part of 
250 newspaper 
comics, 13 years 
of radio shows, 3 
novels, 2 movie 
serials, 104 tele- 
vision episodes, a 
Broadway musi- 
cal, and five fea- 
ture films. 

"He is our 
myth, the Amer- 
ican myth," said 
David Newman, 
collaborator in 
the musical and 
three of the 

'T-'he S 

he Superman 

l of the fiftieth 

creation. The gang 

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- quite 
pectedly and 
trans formed 
stores and bodies 
into flaming 
swills of vibrating 

Much more 
colorful than the 
1960s counter- 
part it stemmed 
from, the '80s 
look in tie-dyed 
shirts was, in a 
word, color. 

In the 1980s, 
tie-dye fashion 
was updated with 
sharper colors 
and intricate de- 
signs that looked 
as if no two were 
exactly alike. 

The shirts 
were sold big and 
worn over bath- 
ing suits or belted 
for a casual party 

They were also 
worn to class or 
on weekends as a 
fashion state- 

Paired with 
shorts, jeans, or a 
mini-skirt, the 


shops alike stocked 
up on the hot item 

sports the 

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tie-dye shirt could 
be seen from miles 

revived look of the 
tie-dye, biker's 
shorts were a totally 
new look that ap- 
peared on the scene. 

The tight shorts 
or pants that came 
to the knee, were 
most often seen in 
black. The dark col- 
or was set off with 
florescent green, 
yellow, or pink 

The shorts were 
worn to exercise on 
bikes, jog, or aer- 
obicize. Although 
they were tight fit- 

ting, they were com- 
fortable and allowed 
for flexibility. 

The line expand- 
ed to include tank 
tops that went with 
the shorts for a total 
exercise outfit. 

The loose look of 
tie-dye or the tight 
fit of biker's shorts 
gave dressing op- 
tions to students no 
matter where they 
were going. 

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were not the rage 
they were; the 
cool, comfortable 
look and feel of a 
mini made them a 
wardrobe item 
that still fit easily 
into a college co- 
ed's closet. 

Blue jean skirts 

seen as casual, going- 
to-class clothing, and 
although the mini- 
skirt was considered 
daring office attire, a 
tailored knit mini was 

This year long- 
er looks came 
back into vogue 
and almost any 
length was accept- 
able. It was not an 
uncommon sight 
to see skirts swish- 
ing around the an- 
kles next to a skirt 
that was just just 
barely scraping 
the knee. 

But no matter 
what length of 
skirt college girls 
preferred, the 
mini-skirt always 
stood out in a 

The office mini- 

skirt look was seen 
more in the mag- 
azines then in ac- 
tual office wear, 
but those that 
were observed in 
the board room or 
by the copier were 
generally stream- 
lined and paired 
with a boxy jacket. 

The mini also 
made its mark on 
the night life of 
students. Many 
guys had to care- 
fully help their 
dates into the car 
if the girl had 
choosen to wear a 
mini to those fra- 
ternity or sorority 

T-shirts, sweat- 
er tops, tailored 
blouses or casual 
knit tops were 
paired with every 
type of mini imag- 
inable. Shoes that 
completed the 
outfit ranged 
from a pair of 
Reeboks sandals 
or dressy flats to 
high-topped ten- 
nis shoes. 

From highs to lows, 
the mini-skirt rep- 
resented an important 
item in a college girl's 
wardrobe. Here dif- 
ferent lengths and 
styles show the variety 



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Michael Fas.erling.jR 
Tammv Eaton, SO 
Pat Eddins.JR 
Laurel Edmonson, FR 
Katherine Edwards, FR 
Laura Edwards. SO 

k.irn Kim SO 

Dim Faulk, sk 
Jeff Faulkner. FR 

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nnnlrnis who 

of a brand-new 

guess the word firs« 

jor from Rincon, 

^\ had time to 

game that came out 

Angry partner* 

Georgia, said, "The 

break from the 

early in the fall of 

could be heard argu 

game is just a fun 

books often spent 


ing points like, "tha 

\va\ to be able to 

off hours pla\ ing 

By Christmas 

doesn't look likt 

spend time with my 

games in Vail lobby. 

many students, 

Mae West, tha 


In some cases, 

along with their 

looks like my Aun 

The game served 

making time was 

families were in- 

Bernice, and she's 

to pass many hours 

more of the ques- 

trigued by the new 


of leisure time for 

tion than having the 

game of Pictionary. 

Although the 

those seeking to en- 


It was, in effect, a 

words ranged fron 

tertain themselves 

Games were a way 

visual version of 

easy guesses like ca 

in the dorm. 

to relax and blow off 


and bee, to toughies 

It really passed its 

steam in healthy 

The game consist- 

like Wisconsin anc 

greatest test during 

competition with 

ed of drawing pic- 

taxidermist, every 

Jan-term when 

friends, as well as a 

tures for a partner 

one agreed that a 

there was a snow 

good way to put off 

or a team while they 

person did not have 

and ice storm in the 

those books and 

rushed against the 

to be an artist tc 

city that closed 


clock to guess the 


down the 

The game of 1987 

word drawn. 

The importan 

university for two 

was Trivial Pursuit 


point was having 

school days. 

and students spent 

could choose from 

enough imagination 

Billed as "The 

hours quizzing each 

categories like ac- 

to get the picture 

Game of Quick 

other on trivial 

tion or noun to the 

idea across to one's 

Draw," Pictionary 

questions that had 

all-play category 


was a popular stu- 

nothing to do with 

where all the teams 

Senior Amelia 

dent pastime. 

their studies. 

scrambled together 

DeLoach, a journal 

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1988 was the year 

to see who could 

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f~\n the heels of 
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came the "Game of 
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Melinda Hcrndon.JI 

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Christ) Hines, so 
Marcie Hun..,,. FR 
Jim Hitson, FR 
Laurie Hodnett. FR 
Shannon Hogan FR 
Mark Holbrook, SO 

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One of the 
most inter- 
esting ways 
that the female pop- 
ulation — and a few 
of the males — 
chose to express 
their individuality 
was through what 
they wore on their 

Daring females 
wore long, dangling 
earrings that came 
in any shape or size. 
Large hoops were 
also popular, and, 
occasionally one 
could spot a hoop 
large enough to be a 

Having a set of 
double holes was 
popular — although 
few people were 
able to sit through 
the pain to have 
three or four holes 
on one side. The ex- 
tra hole on one side 
only was also a pop- 
ular phenomenon. 

If a person want- 
ed to keep a conser- 
vative look, there 
were still plenty of 
earrings to choose 

Kissing rams, 
shrimp loops, and 
tiny balls all made 
for a dainty, profes- 

sional look. 

Colored earrings 
were also worn to 
give an outfit a 
pulled together, co- 
ordinated appear- 

Females were not 
the only ones to ex- 
press themselves 
through earrings. 

The males 

pierced their ears 
and wore diamond 
studs or a dangling 
cross to show their 

Although ear- 
rings were often the 
last item added be- 
fore rushing out the 
door, they served as 
a statement of a per- 
son's individual style 
and taste. 


2: 35 


One subject 
that always 
cropped up in the 
minds of students 
was money. In the 
never ending 
struggle for stu- 
dents to stretch 
each dollar to the 
limit, every penny 
had to be counted 

The university 
also had to watch 
its finances. For 
the first time in 
history, the uni- 
versity exceeded 
its fund raising 
goal for the year. 

The endow- 
ment campaign 
came to a success- 
ful close after rais- 
ing some $30 mil- 
lion dollars. 

The University 
Board of Trustees 
approved another 

tuition increase 
that was to be 
used for the in- 
creases in social 
security and 
health insurance 
for university fac- 
ulty and staff. 

Gerald Macon 
provided a more 
detailed break- 
down of the mon- 
ey: 47% Instruc- 
tional; 1 7 % 
Scholarships; 14% 
student Services; 
9% Maintenance; 
8% Administra- 
tion of school; 5% 

Some money 
factors that were 
closer to the 
hearts of the stu- 
dents were: 


$151 per hour 

Regular — $4.50 
Discount — $3.25 

$.85 per gallon 



















tudents liked 

Whether it was a 
messed up bill or get- 
ting a check cashed, 
this window 

hot king account bal 


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Pamela Johnson, JR 
Pamela Johnson. JR 
Richard Johnson. FR 

David Jones. FR 

David Jones. J R 
Jeflrev Jones, SR 
Steven Jones. FR 

Donna Jodin.FR 
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Kari Kilgrovv. SO 



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Jenn) King.SO 

Joy Kirkland, SO 
Keith Kirkley.JR 
Susan Kli 
Todd Kn 

Kimberl) Kotchmi 


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Linda Krajeck, SO 
Lisa Kraus. FR 
Ann LaBelle, FR 

Pamela LaFon. SO 

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Mcphainc M< Donald. 

Tom McDougal. FR 

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Rebecca McClemore. 

Michelle McMinn, 


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Leigh Meadows. f-R 

Sabrina Mezick, FR 

SCOII Miller. FR 


Healing Arts Center 






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The newest 
building on 
campus was 
completed during 
the summer of 

The Healing Arts 
Center, located be- 
hind the education 
building and direct- 
ly across from the 


^ Gym 

t from Seibert 


in K 

Center slowly took shape 
during the year. Here it is 
almost completed as it 
awaits the final touches 
before nursing students 
ake up residence i 

fall of S 

, dur 

n K I 

gymnasium, opened 
in early August. 

The building was 
constructed to 
house the upper- 
level nursing classes, 
previously held in 
Dwight Beeson Hall. 

The Ida Moffett 
School of Nursing 
housed at Montclair 
remained in opera- 
tion and was, virtu- 
ally, unaffected. 

All classroom 
spaces and laborato- 
ry facilities for up- 
per-level nursing 
students were 
moved to the new 
building which al- 

lowed a new, cen- 
tralized operation 
for the entire nurs- 
ing school and its 

Other features of 
the building includ- 
ed a faculty dining 
area and kitchen 
known as the Rotun- 
da Club and hotel- 
like suite accomoda- 
tions to house guests 
of the university. 

The most stun- 
ning features of the 
building were the 
murals painted in 
the pattern of early 
Renaissance paint- 
ers. The scenes were 
painted on the walls 
of the Rotunda and 
depicted scenes of 
healing from the Bi- 

More than just 
classroom space, the 
entire structure 
would serve as a 
monument to the 
healing profession. 

and Am.h.1 LVIo.uh 

r n the early stages of 
Healing Arts 
Center took up more 
than 120 parking 
spaces next to the 
Orlean Bullard 
Beeson School of Ed- 
ucation, but by its 
completion, things 

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7*' a «- w r- < 


n June 1 , 
1988, Dr. 
George assumed 
the post of Dean 
of the new 
Samford Universi- 
ty School of Divin- 

George, a native 
of Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, re- 
ceived his Doctor 
of Theology de- 
gree from Har- 
vard University, 
his Master of Di- 
vinity degree from 
Harvard Divinity 
School and his 
Bachelor of Arts 
from the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee 
at Chattanooga. 

"In ministerial 
education, Dr. 
Timothy George 
is among the best 
and brightest in 
the nation," said 
university Presi- 
dent, Dr. Thomas 
E. Corts. 

"He has both a 
brillant mind and 
a tender heart. He 
has impeccable 

George came to 
the newly formed 
school from The 
Southern Baptist 
Theological Semi- 
nary in Lousiville, 
Kentucky where 
he served as the 
Associate Profes- 
sor of Church His- 

tory and Histori- 
cal Theology. 

Before assum- 
ing his post there, 
he served as the 
pastor of the Fel- 
lowship Baptist 
Church of Chick- 
amauga, Georgia, 
and of the First 
Baptist Church of 
Chelsea, Massa- 

He also served 
as the Associate 
Pastor of the Met- 
ropolitan Baptist 
Church in Cam- 
bridge, Massachu- 

George had 
served as a visiting 
professor at the 
Baptist Theologi- 
cal Seminary in 
Ruschlikon, Swit- 
zerland as well as 
lecturing on Ref- 
ormation Theolo- 
gy at Baptist sem- 
inaries in 
Yugoslavia and 

George had au- 
thored numerous 
articles that have 
appeared in schol- 
arly journals and 
denominat ional 

The floor plan for 
the Divinity 
School was unveiled 
at the time of its an- 

school was to be locat- 
ed on the first floor of 
the Burns and Chap- 
man Halls. 


They include: 
John Robinson 
and the English 
Separatist Tradi- 
tion, Theology of 
the Reformers, 
and Between the 
Times: History 
and Hope in the 
Theology of John 

Provost William 
Hull described 
Dean George as 
squarely in our 
great heritage of 
evangelical theol- 
ogy and deeply 
concerned to fos- 
ter church growth 
with integrity." 

Hull continued 
to say that "he 

combines a di- 
verse pastoral ex- 
perience with 
strong education- 
al experience in 
both university 
and seminary set- 

The university's 
School of Divinity, 
which will focus 
on the work of the 
pastoral minister, 
was the first 
School of Divinity 
at a Southern Bap- 
tist college or uni- 
versity in the na- 
tion. The school 
was funded by the 
largest gift from a 
living individual 
in university histo- 




The Sam ford 
tion Associa- 
tion was formed to 
allow professional 
journalists to share 
their expertise with 
student journalists. 

Monthly meetings 
served as a forum 
for students to ask 
questions about 
journalism outside 
the university set- 
ting. Some local per- 
sonalities that ap- 
peared at monthly 
meetings were: Mike 
Royer, weatherman 
for WBRC-6; pho- 
tographer Spider 
Martin; and Je- 

anette Keller, public 
relations director 
for Southern Living 

The SCA spon- 
sored its annual 
awards banquet in 
the spring. Writing 
awards and Out- 
standing Staff Mem- 
ber awards for each 
branch were 

presented at that 

Recipients of the 
awards for 1987- 
1988 were: Gina 
Dykeman, Journal- 
ism/Mass Commu- 
nication major and 
Crimson editor, re- 

ceived the award 
from the newspaper 

Rachel Pinson, 
English major and 
Entre Nous editor, 
received the award 
from the yearbook 

Jon Boone, Jour- 
nalism major and 
station mangager of 
WVSU, received the 
award from the ra- 
dio staff. 

Writing award 
winners were: Laura 
Duduit , Alan 

Thompson, Hallie 
Von Hagen, and 
Walter Hutchens. 

John Puckett, se- 
nior, was the recip- 
ient of the Out- 
standing Journalism 
Student Award. 
Tracey Shepard, 
sophomore, re- 
ceived the award for 
highest grade point 

SCA officers for 
the year were: John 
Puckett, President; 
Franchescha Mer- 
rell, Vice President; 
Hallie Von Hagen, 
Treasurer; and 
Andi Campbell, Sec- 

Local anchors 
Scott Richards 
and Steve Ross look 
on as Pam Huff an- 
swers a question from 
University < 
cation students. 


Samford C'.ommunicatic 

s Association 

Pooled Ryan 

Price. Janell 

Prince. Jennifer Ellen 

Pucketl. Ann Jay 

Rader. Joyce E. 
Radnev. Yolonda 
Randall. Sharon Beth 
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After an 18- 
month na- 
search, the univer- 
sity finally named 
Robert T. David, 
49, as the new De- 
an of the School 
of Business. Da- 
vid, who came to 
Birmingham from 
Dallas, Texas, re- 
ceived his Bache- 
lor of Arts degree 
from Harvard and 
went on to finish 
first in his Har- 
vard M.B.A. class. 
After receiving 
his M.B.A., the 
high-tech entre- 
preneur served as 
the chief financial 
officer of the Gen- 
eral Signal Corpo- 
ration in New 
York, after being 
with the company 

for fifteen years. 
Later, he moved 
to Texas where he 
became the Chair- 
man of the Board 
for TIGONE, an 
electronics com- 
pany. David also 
served as Presi- 
dent and Chief 
Executive Officer 
of Polatomic, Inc. 
In addition to 
these higher level 
executive posi- 
tions, David had 
combined his 
technical and busi- 
ness skills to form 
three highly suc- 
cessful companies 
in Dallas. 

So why did he 
become the Dean 
of the Samford 
Univeristy School 
of Business? 

David took the 

position because 
of its potential for 
change. "Mr. Da- 
vid is intrigued by 
the university as a 
private, Christian, 
institution, and by 
its recent commit- 
ment to become a 
computer inten- 
sive environ- 
ment," shared 
President Corts. 
"He is also aware 
of the exciting 
high technology 
potential within 
this university and 
this community." 

David would 
like to start a stu- 
dent-run business 
in which the stu- 
dents would edu- 
cate the communi- 
ty in computers. 
He realized that 
there was a large 
market for this 
type of service in 
the Birmingham 

David had spo- 
ken with many 
people in New 
York and Dallas 
about donating 
funds to the uni- 
versity to help be- 
gin the venture 
capital firm. Such 


Robert T. David was 
appointed as the Dean 
of the School of Busi- 
ness. The search 
spanned two school 
years and many long 
hours of looking for 
just the right person. 

a firm would lend 
money to a busi- 
ness just starting 
out for a share in 
the company. The 
venture capital 
firm at the univer- 
sity would serve 
the people of Bir- 
mingham and uni- 
versity students 
would be associ- 
ates in the firm 
with a full-time 
manager in 


Another change 
David looked to- 
ward was to make 
the school of busi- 
ness more special- 
ized. His goal was 
to make university 
graduates the 
most sought after 
employees in the 

David's motiva- 
tion behind the 
changes came 
from the fact that 
he feels, "part of 
going through 
school is the de- 
velopment of a 
self-awareness as 
to what your tal- 
ents are and to see 
where those tal- 
ents can be used." 

David suc- 
ceeded Dr. Wil- 
liam Geer who 
served as Dean for 
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Some eight pro- 
test signs posted 
at the construc- 
tion site of the Cen- 
tennial Walk were re- 
moved within hours 
of the start of morn- 
ing classes. 

Signs were placed 
on the columns and 
in front of the library 
protesting the con- 
struction of the walk- 
way, which cost be- 
tween $275,000 and 
$300,000. According 
to university officials, 
however, all monies 

for the project were 
donated specifically 
for that purpose. 

The posted signs 
called the project a 
"wasteful triviality", 
"an idol", and a pros- 
titution to the cam- 
pus. Other signs read; 
"A Brick Is A terrible 
Thing To Waste", 
"More Books Not 
Bricks", and "Build 
Minds Not Real Es- 

The signs, which 
were in violation of 
university policy, re- 
kindles the smolder- 
ing flames from re- 
cent arguments 
concerning the nec- 
cessity of the walk. 

"The walkway 
gives the opportunity 

for the smaller per- 
son to donate," said 
President Thomas E. 
Corts. "Since they 
can't build a building, 
this is a way to be a 
permanent part of 

Gene Boshell, a 
sophomore Pharma- 
cy major, asked "The 
Centennial Scar — 
what use does it 

If people think no 
one will use it, just 
walk across campus 
on a pleasant day and 
see the groups dot- 
ting the campus 
lawn," said Michael 
Duduit, Director of 
Development. "The 
Centennial Walk will 
offer an additional 
spot for such times." 

Michelle McMinn, 
a freshman, said that 
she did not think 
enough people walk 
between the adminis- 
tration building and 
the library to justify 
the walkway's con- 
struction. She said 

Duduit said the 
problem was that 
most people do not 
understand that the 
walk project would 
not divert funds from 
campus priorities and 
in the long run it will 
help bring more 
money into the uni- 

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he Attorney 
General of 
the United 
States, Edwin 
Meese, made a stop 
on campus during a 
whirlwind visit to 

He spoke to uni- 
versity students, fac- 
ulty, and the public 
during the convoca- 
tion hour on Mon- 
day, February, 29. 

The visit was co- 
sponsored by the 
United States Attor- 
ney's Office in Bir- 
mingham and the 
Cordell Hull Speak- 
er's Forum Series of 
the Cumberland 
Law School. 

His speech fo- 
cused mainly on the 
functions of the jus- 
tice department. 

He answered 
questions on a vari- 
ety of subjects rang- 
ing from religion to 
the taxation of stu- 
dent loans. 

He also conducted 
a brief press confer- 
ence while on cam- 

During that time, 
he answered ques- 
tions about immi- 
gration policies, the 
situation in Nicara- 
gua, and the Atlanta 
prison riots. 

He refused com- 
ment, however, on 
the details of a 
probe into the ethics 
of his role in the 
Middle Fast oil pipe- 
line project. 

Meese made three 
scheduled stops 
while in the < n\ 

nor's Drug Aware- 
ness Conference at 
the Civic Center. 

His second stop 
was the speech at 
the university. 

The third stop of 
the day was a law en- 
forcement confer- 
ence luncheon 
where he spoke on 
the subject of child 

Meese, Attorney 
General since 1985, 
joined the Reagan 
administration as 
counselor to the 
president in 1981. 

Prior to that ap- 
pointment, Meese 
served as a professor 
at the University of 
San Diego Law 
School, where he 
specialized in crim- 
inal justice. 

Meese had under- 
gone various investi- 
gations since his 
nomination to the 
post in 1985. 

Three of the ma- 
ns in- 
» par- 
ticipation in the 
Iran-Contra affair; 
Meese's part in a 
New York defense 
contractor's special 
treatment; and 
Meese's role in ob- 
taining approval for 
a $1.5 billion oil 
pipeline in the Mid- 
dle Fasi. 

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Attorney General Ed- 
win Meese visited 
the university on a 

contractor investiga- 
tion, two of Meese's 
close associates were 
charged with fraud 
and racketeering in 
connection with the 
Wedtech Company. 

In regard to the 
pipeline question, 
Meese received a 
memo from his for- 
mer attorney show- 
ing that the Israelis 
would profit from 
the completion of 
the oil pipeline. 

The memo also 
stated that some of 
the money could be 
funneled directly in- 
to the Israeli Labor 

After the memo 
was turned over to 
the independent 
counsel investigat- 
ing Meese's involve- 
ment, it was thought 
that Meese would be 
called on to testify 
before a grand jury. 

Meese was eventu- 

ally convicted and 
resigned from his 


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Abies. Lorna 223 

Abney. Lee Anne 223 

Acton. Phil 223 

Adair, [ohm 1 51. 223 

Adair, Melodi 223 

Aden, Clint 152, 153 

Ailor, |anie 223 

Akin, Brian 223 

Akins, Doug 152 

Alan Godfrey, MATH 221 

Alexander, Joann 223 

Alldredge, Austin 223 

Allee, Dodd 10 

Allen, Eric 148. 223 

Allen, Veronica 223 

Alley. Leigh 159 

Allison, Beth 156 

Alston. Bev 156 

Alverson, Valerie 223 

Anderson. Bridget. ... 160. 161, 


Anderson. Gerald . 

Anderson, Gerv. . . 64, 146, 147, 


Anderson, Jan 159 

Anderson. Julia 223 

Anderson, Stephen 223 

Anderson. Terry 148 

Angel. James 221 

Armistead, Tamara 223 

Armstrong. Ann 221 

Armstrong, Jeff 148 

Armstrong, John 171 

Armstrong, Paul 223 

Association, The 15 

Atkinson, Bishop 223 

Atkinson, Buddy 147 

Averette, Stacy 223 

Bachofer, Cheri 67 

Bailey, Melissa 223 

Bailey. Richard 152 

Bain. Roy 221 

Baird. Angela 209 

Baker, Al 15 

Baldwin. Tom . . . 148, 149. 155 

Ballard, BrocK 46, 145 

Ballard, Gail 221 

Bankes, Dean 223 

Banks. Dr Timothy .... 64. 221 

Bankson. John 90. 91 

Barbee, Stacy 223 

Barber, Sharon 

Barker. Andrea 163. 223 

Barkley. Jennifer 159 

Barnes. Carla 223 

Barnes, Kevin 223 

Barnes, Lee 152, 153 

Barnes, Nichole 113, 160 

Barnes, Thea 223 

Barnett, Leanne 223 

Barnett. Martha 163. 223 

Barr, Robin 156 

Barrett, Erin 156 

Bates, Lisa 160. 223 

Baughman, Lorene 223 

Beamon. Jerome 170 

Beard. Judi 223 

Beasley. Robert 223 

Beck, Lisa 223 

Beckett. Rachel 223 

Beckler. Melanie 224 

Benham, Laura 224 

Bennett. Danny 151 

Bennett, Mandy 156, 224 

Bennett, Sarah 224 

Benson, Ann 224 

Bentley. Gilliam 224 

Bentley, Leslie 224 

Benton, Julie 224 

Berby, Lorie 224 

Berry. Alison 159 

Berry, Allison 224 

Berry, Emory 224 

Bevill, Eddie 148, 149 

Bevill, Edward 224 

Billingsley. Laura .... 15, 140, 156, 

Billingsley, Lisa 224 

Bishop, Debbie 159 

Black, Gina 159 

Blackard, Susan 224 

Blackerby, Chris 151 

Blackmon, Jennifer 159 

Blakeney, Billie Ruth 224 

Blakeney, Shawn 224 

Blankenship. Elizabeth . . 155. 156, 

Blankenship, Franklin 224 

Blazer, Chris 46 

Bledsoe, Tommy 152 

Boatwright. Marshall 224 

Bock, Joy 224 

Bodie, James 203 

Bofamy, Mike 170 

Bolin. Angie 163, 203 

Boone, Jon 242 

Bootes, Melissa 160, 224 

Boothe, Joe 148 

Borstorff, Kim 224 

Boshell, Gene 246 

Boston, Laurie 159 

Boswell, Micah 80 

Bowden, Coach 5, 15, 170 

Bowden, Stephen 221 

Bowden, Terry 4, 171 

Boyd, Lesley 224 

Boyd, Tony 151 

Boyles, Stephen 224 

Bradford, Charles 155 

Bradley. Patsy 224 

Bramlett. Kim 155. 163, 225 

Bramlett, Kimberly 224 

Branan. Mark 224 

Brannan. Mark 151 

Brannon. Kelley 224 

Brannon. Kelly 160 

Brasher. Terrie 22 1 

Bray, Kim 160 

Bray, Kimberly 224 

Brenzel. Jennifer 224 

Bridges, Ginny 66. 68 

Briscoe, Thomas 224 

Broadnax. Margaret 221 

Brock, Davis 224 

Brock, Gerri 159 

Brock, Melody 164 

Brock, Michael 224 

Brock, Mike 15, 141 

Broghammer. Dina 224 

Brooks, Ashley 224 

Brooks, Darissa 224 

Brown. Andrea 224 

Brown. Everly 224 

Brown, Jon 15, 170 

Brown, Leigh 224 

Brown, Michelle 66, 155, 163 

Brown, Mike 148 

Brown, Sharon 160, 224 

Brown, Suzanne .... 156, 203, 224 

Browning, LeAnne 224 

Browning, Teresa 224 

Bruce, Scott 224 

Bryan, Catherine 224 

Bryan, Peter 224 

Bryan, Sigurd 221 

Bryson, Cheryl 163. 224 

Buchanan, Evelyn 224 

s, Jenn. 


Bulloch, Gary 152 

Bullock, Gary 224 

Burch. Melissa 224 

Burke, Perry 224 

Burke, Tammy 224 

Burleson. Lissa 160 

Burley, James 224 

Burns, Gigi 52 

Burns, Jeff 224 

Burton, Carrie Lee 162 

Burton. Lorie 163 

Busby, Marcy 224 

Bussey, Tim 224 

Butler. Celeste 160, 224 

Butler. Chris 159 

Butler. Dixie 163 

Bynum, Michelle 160 

Byrd. Susan 156 

Callahan. Craig 152 

Camp. John 210. 224 

Campbell, Andi 242 

Campbell, Christy 156 

Campbell, Ginger 10, 227 

Campbell, Ross 140, 151 

Garden. Carla 227 

Cargile. Tina 227 

Carlisle, Melanie 164. 227 

Carlisle, Todd 9, 15, 64 

Carlson, Cassie 156, 227 

Carr, Daphne 156 

Carr, Holly 204, 205 

Carr. Ruth 159 

Carrier, Chris 164 

Carroll. Joy 227 

Carson, Catherine 15, 66, 163, 


Carter, Carol 163 

Carter, Paul 225 

Carter, Sabrina 227 

Cartwright. Michelle 164, 227 

Case, Jan 221 

Casey, Bonnie 163 

Cashion, Jeff 148 

Cason, Donald 227 

Center, Kathy 163 

Chadha, Anita 227 

Chambers, Amy 66 

Chambers, Joan 221 

Chambers, Phil 151, 155, 227 

Chambless, Carol 227 

Chancey, Richard 227 

Chapin, Craig 157 

Chapman, Clint 152 

Charles, Michelle 164 

Chastain, Ann 227 

Chastain, Ben 221 

Chastain, Sandy 159 

Cheek. Stephanie 227 

Cherry. Ed 221 

Cherry, Tracey 156 

Chester, Kim 156, 157 

Childers, Connie 227 

Choyce, Christina 227 

Choyce, Christy 2, 156, 157 

Christopher, Iris 221 

Clark, Jay 152. 227 

Clark. Molly 221 

Claybrook. Leah 227 

Clemmensen, Jon 221 

Clevenger, Mary Beth 160 

Clevenger, Marybeth 227 

Clinton, Tiffany 8 

Coates, Bobby 203 

Coates, Tammy 227 

Coats. Robert 227 

Coles. Suzy 157 

Collee, Chip 151 

Collett. Paula 227 

Colley, Richard 148 

Collier, Leigh Ann 164. 227 

Collins. Alicia Suzanne 227 

Collins. Elizabeth 156, 227 

Collins, Jamil 
Collins. John 

: Collins. Suzy 1 

I | Condrey, Becky 1 

I Condrey. Rebecca 2 
Cook, John 1 
Coons, fulie 1 

• i Cooper, Catherine 2 

■ Cooper, Cathy 1 

• Cooper, lames 2 

Cooper, )amie 1 

I Cooper, Kelli 2 

• Copeland, Rex 2 

, I Corder, Chris 

Cords, Carolin 2 

, i Corts, David 1 

II Corts, Dr 

• Corts, Jon 151, 1 

Corts, Thomas 

Covington, Courtney .... 159, 2 

Covington, Julia 2 

Covington, Karen 2 

Cowan, Jared 

Cowan, Jerry 1 

Cowley, William 2 

Coyle, Toni 164, 2 

■ Craddock, Paula 1 

■ Crane, Casey 2 

Crawford, Dan 2 

■ Crenshaw, Peggie Ann 2 

Crider, Stephanie 2 

Crocker, John 2 

I Crosby, Kris 159, 220, 2 

• I Croxall, Rob 1 

• : Crum, Khris 159, 2 

■ Crumpton, Christy 2 

: Crumpton, Karen 2 

. Crumpton, Paulie 1 

I Culver, Denice 2 

Cumbie, David 2 

. Cunnigham, Mary 1 

• Cunningham, Alicia 160, 2 

Cunningham, David. . 
Cunningham, Donald 
Cunningham, Mary . 

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Davis, Mary Cran 159 

Davis, Tyler 203 

Dawson, Delaine 159 

Dean, Barbie 159 

Dean, Susan 141, 164 

Dean, William 228, 246 

Dear, Noel 228 

Dees, Leisl 90, 91 

Dees, Liesl 228 

Dellaccio, Doug 152 

DeMarino, Andrea 228 

Denney, Damon 152 

Dennis, Joe 195 

Dier. Andrew 228 

Ditthardt, Carrie 165 

Dixon, Claudia 164 

Dobbins, Alexa 159 

Donald Duck Cunn, also a 

'brother,' 151 

Donaldson, Susan 160, 228 

Dorman, Jeff 15 

Doster, Stephen 203 

Downing, David 221 

Downing, Tamara 228 

Duduit, Laura 228, 242 

Duggar, Amie 228 

Dugger, Aimee 160 

Duncan, Dana 228 

Duncan, Karen Janeen 65 

Dunlap, Chris 231 

Dunlap, Page 231 

Dunn, Charles 231 

Durrett, Melissa 231 

Durrett, Missy 159 

Dutton, Lara 231 

Dyk, Jon Van 247 

Dykeman, Gina 242 

Dykes, Christie 11, 15, 64, 164, 

172, 231 

i Daggett, Jason 210. 228 

Dagle, Dave 15 

Daniel, Jill 159 

Daughrity, David 228 

Daughtery, Terry 148 

| David, Robert T 244 

Davidson, Amy 160, 228 

I Davidson, Stephen 52, 151 

Davidson. Stephanie 228 

Davis, Chris 151 

Davis, Christopher 228 

Davis, [vey 228 

Davis, Jennifer 163 

is. Joy 228 

Eanes, Leslie 156 

Early, Allison 164, 231 

Easterling, Michael 231 

Eatman, Lori 231 

Eaton, Tammy 231 

Eddins, Pat 231 

Edmonson, Laurel 231 

Edwards, enny 89 

Edwards, Katherine 159, 231 

Edwards, Laura 231 

Edwards, Martha 231 

Edwards, Penny 80, 88 

Eggleston, Andy 148 

Eldridge, Kelli 231 

Elliot, Elizabeth 231 

Elliot, Renee 163, 231 

Espy, Mark ... 148, 231 


Eubanks, Chad 151 

Evans. Janet 163, 231 

Evans, Julie 164, 231 

Fairchild, Karen 11. 157, 225 

Fast, Karri 231 

Faulk, Dina 231 

Faulkner, Jeff 231 

Fawley, Denise 231 

Ferguson, Lucinda 231 

Fidler, Sam 66 

Fields, Kristi 231 

Fields, Lauren 164. 231 

Finch, Trista 159, 203 

Fisher, Charles 221 

Fisher, Jimbo 170, 173 

Fisk, Dr James 90 

Fitch, Kim 15, 153, 162, 163 

Fitch, Kimberly 231 

Fitch, Sam 152, 153, 154. 155 

Fitzpatrick, Deitra 163 

Fitzpatrick, Dietra 231 

Flaker, Debbie 164, 231 

Flegale, Bill 148 

Fleming, Dixon 221 

Fleming, Melissa 231 

Folsom, Marianne 194 

Forbus, Scott 148 

Ford, Douglas 231 

Ford, Kelly 160 

Fortunis, Linda 163, 203 

Foster, Edith 231 

Foster, Jeff 231 

Fountain, Kim 160 

Fowler, Dee 233 

Fox, Cammie 159 

Fox, Laura 10, 160, 233 

Francine, Tim 141,151 

Francine, Timothy 233 

Frazier, Regina 156 

Freeman, Charlotte 221 

Fryer, Debbie 156 

Fuller, Eric 151 

Fuller, Rod 225 

Geiger, Richard 233 

George, Brian 150, 151 

George, Dr Timothy 241 

George, Stephen 203 

Gieselman, Lea 164 

Gilbert, George 233 

Gilbert, Lori 233 

Gilliam, Leisl 233 

Gilmore, Honey 233 

Gilson, Andrea . . 163, 225, 233 

Glasgow, Jay 80 

Glasgow, Lori 200 

Glass, Chris 233 

Gleason, Jeff 151 

Gleason, Jeffrey 233 

Glenn, Gretchen 233 

Glossinger, Brent . 15. 151. 164 

Go, Rodney 204 

Gober, Charles 233 

Gober, James 233 

Godfrey, Stacey 233 

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Goldie, Reggie 233 

Goodwin, Melissa 162, 163, 

203, 233 

Gore, Amanda 233 

Gore, Chuck 146 

Gore, R W 233 

Graham. Kathy 233 

Graham, Megan 159 

Gray, Joellen 233 

Green, Jim 151 

Green, LeAnne 156, 233 

Greenough, Kelly 233 

Greer, Noel 160, 233 

Gregson, Martha 233 

Gregson, Tim 148, 149 

Griffin, Chris 233 

Grissett. Michal 233 

Grissom, Karen 156 

Groark, Brian 148, 233 

Grove. Julie 164, 233 

Gruel, Marni 233 

Gruell. Mamie 156 

Gutierez, Lara 160 

Gutierrez, Lara 233 

( iainey, David 233 

Gallimore, Tim 148 

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Galvez, Sheila 205. 233 

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Haralson, Laura 233 

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Harbour, Paige 160, 233 

Hardcastle. Sabra 160 

Hargett. Evelyn 159, 233 

Hargis, Rachel 163 

Harkins, Philip 233 

Harper, Brian 233 

Harper, Jennifer 233 

Harper, )ohn 170 

Harper, Mary Lee 164, 233 

Harrell. IT 11 

Harrell, Jamie 233 

Harrell, Jonda 156, 233 

Harris, Ann Marie 233 

Harris, Donna 233 

Harris, Julie 159 

Harris, Michele 233 

Harry, Ann Marie 233 

Haslam, Hope 15, 151, 160, 

167, 234 

Hatcher, Jeff 148 

Hawks, Racheal 159 

Hawks, Rachel 234 

Haynes, Deena 234 

Haynes, Karen 159 

Hazelgrove, Leven 221 

Hearn, Christie 234 

Hearn, Maria 163 

Hebson, Tim 155 

Heifner, Todd 234 

Helms, Doug 225 

Helton. Nancy 234 

Hendrix, Jud 234 

Hendrix, Judd 46, 151 

Hendrix, Shannon 234 

Henrich, Amy 164 

Hernandez, Natalie . . 141, 164, 


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Herrin, Amy 234 

Herrington. Robin 234 

Herrington, Suzy 66 

Herron, Amy 159 

Herron, Jackie 234 

Hester, Doug 148, 149 

Hester, Kelly 163 

Hewitson, Kevin 234 

Hicken, Laura 18, 234 

Hicks, Tammy 234 

Higdon, ike 150 

Higgins, Valerie 234 

High, Leslie 164 

Hiley, Amanda 164, 234 

Hill, Bruce 234 

Hill, Dave 151 

Hill, Elizabeth 234 

Hill, Ginger 149, 156 

Hill, Milton 234 

Hill, Sharon 159 

Hill, Shelley 160 

Hill, Wendy 160, 234 

Hines, Christy 234 

Hinton, Marcie 234 

Hitson, Jim 234 

Hixson, Julia 221 

Hobbs, George 152 

Hobbs, Jorge 155 

Hodge, Tracy 163 

Hodges, Jeff 90 

Hodges, Philip 152 

Hodges, Phillip 152 

Hodnett, Laurie 163, 234 

Hoffman, Irene 221 

Hogan, Shannon 164, 234 

Holbert, Scott 144, 145 

Holbrook. Mark 234 

Hollis, Ronnie 151 

Holloway, Teresa 163 

Hollowell, Jorja 154, 155, 156, 


Holmes, Phil 199 

Hooker, Beth 163 

Hooper, Charles 67 

Hornsby, Steven 64, 234 

Hosch, Robin 234 

Hoskins, Lida 164, 234 

Howard, Calvin 221 

Howell, Todd 234 

Huckaby, Kim 164 

Hudson, Gloria 156 

Hudson, Mary 221 

Hudspeth, Brien 234 

Huey, Sharon 234 

Hughes, Lawrence 237 

Hughes, Scott 15, 19 

Hull, Dr William 79, 241 

Hunt, John 11 

Hunter, Bryan 152 

Hunter, Mike 151 

Hupp, Troy 237 

Hutchens, Walter 242 

Hutchins, Walter 151 

Hutchinson, Christy 159 

Hutto, Colin 15 

Hyatt, Wade 152 

Ice, Karen 156, 237 

Ikner, Angel 159 

Ingram, Frank 237 

Irvin, Richie 203 

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Jackson, Jane 160 

Jackson, Kathy 64 

Jackson, Michael 237 

Jackson, Sheri 237 

Jacob, Darren 237 

Jendrenski, Jan 160 

Jendrynski, Janice 237 

Jenkins, David 150,151,237 

Johnson, Ashley 155 

Johnson, Brian 141 

lohnson, Bryan 151 

Johnson, Jennifer 237 

Johnson, Jill 159, 237 

lohnson, Kristie 160 

Johnson, Linda 237 

Johnson, Nancy 237 

Johnson, Pamela 237 

Johnson, Richard 237 

Johnson, Sally 160, 237 

Johnston, Julie 237 

Johnston, Kevin 152 

Johnston, Nena 163 

Jones, Brian 153, 206, 207, 208 

Jones, Carl 148 

Jones, Cindy 237 

Jones, David 237 

Jones, Jeffrey 237 

Jones, Julie 163 

Jones, Steven 237 

Jones, Suzanne 237 

Jones, Warren 237 

Jones, Wes 151 

Joslin, Donna 156, 237 

Justice, Joni 237 

Kauffman, Doug 46, 159 

Keller, Joette 237 

Kendall, Michele 237 

Kilgrow, Kari 237 

Kilgrowe, Kari 162 

Kilgrowe, Kerri 163 

Kimbrough, Becky 237 

Kimbrough, Reid 147 

Kimbrough, Todd 237 

King, Annica 163 

King, Carol 156. 237 

King, Jenny 237 

King, Scotty 170, 172 

Kirkland, Joy 237 

Kirkland, Keith 15 

Kirkland, Mary 163 

Kirkley, Keith 237 

Kirkley, Keuth 225 

Kline. Susan 163, 237 

Knight, Tim 148, 149 

Knott, Melissa 156, 157 

Knowlton, Todd 237 

Kotchmar, Kimberly 237 

Kowalski, Mar! 
Krajeck, Linda 
Kraus, Lisa 

LaBelle, Amy 163, 23: 

Ladner, Donna 16C 

LaFon, Pamela 

Lamb, Jamie . . . 141, 160, 203, 23; 

Lamb, Steve 151 

Lamb, Tracey 16* 

Lamb, William 152, 23: 

Land, Mark 148, 23: . 

Lane, Chris 152, 15: 

Lane, Robert 81 

Langdon, Penny 

Lassater, Alan 

Lawley, Steven 

Lee, Joni 151 

Leech, John 23: 

Leonard, Steve 

Lethander, Becky 

Levels, Denice 

Leveto, Michelle 

Lill, Melissa 23: 

Lindbergh, Bert 

Lindley, Elizabeth 

Littlejohn, Loretta 

Lobach, Sheri 23' 

Lollar, Lori 151 

Long, Kelly 23! 

Loring, Dee 162, 16: 

Love, Sheila 23! 

Lovell, James 11< 

Lowery, Melissa 

Lowry, David 150, 15 

Lucas, Kristin 

Lucas, Kristen . . 155, 160, 161, 16 

Luckie, Marquita 23 

Luna, Gina 

Lunceford, Mabry 

Lusk, Nancy 23 

Luster, Karen 

MacMillan, Becki 231 

Madrill. Billy 19:1 

Malmede, Elisabeth 231 

Malone, Karen 23§ 

Manley, Lee 151 

Mann. Nancy 23| 

Manning. Mike 23 

Mansfield. Leslie 151 

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The Ladies of Gamma Sigma Sigma had their hands full for much of the year. This group was the local 
chapter of the National Service Sorority. Their faculty sponsor was Dr. Lane Powell, Sociology Professor. 


The National Honoi Society m Phi Kappa Phi held its annual initiation services and banquet during 
spi nig semester, rhis group «as recognized on the local .<m\ national levels and it had members thai \ 

students as well as faculty. 

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Morris, Beth 66 

Morris, Marigene 156 

Morris, Stacey 152 

Morris, Stacy 152 

Morris, Wade 148 

Morrison, Cynthia 240 

Morrow, Karen 8, 240 

Morton, Perry 221 

Moussakhani, Tony 141, 151 

Mueninghoff, Kirsten 159 

Murphy, Colleen 160 

Myers, Alice 164, 240 

Myers, Cindy 240 

Myers, Scott 167 * ^ 

Myrick, Tammy 160 Pa dgett. Cindy 242 

Palmer, Dawn 240 

Parker, Denise 163 

Parker, reg 17 

Parker, William 240 

Parnell, David 151 

Parrish, Adele 240 

Parrish, Seth 152 

Parrot, Cindy 156 

Pate, Celita 160, 240 

Patterson, Susan 240 

Payne, Billy 240 

Peachey, Marcia 163 

Peacock, Kelly 160, 240 

Pearre, Melody 240 

Peaspanan, Tom 211 

Peck, Jeffrey 240 

Pedigo, Beth 164, 240 

Pedigo, Lee 148, 149, 240 

Peeples, William 221 

Pennington, Carol 240 

Pennington, Melanie 159 

Pennington, Shelley 240 

Perkins, Jerri 164 

Perkins, Jerrie 240 

Perkins, Lynn 240 

Perrin, Barbara 240 

Petty, Leya 240 

Pevsner, Elizabeth 240 

Pevsner, Liz 163 

Phillips, Dana 240 

Phillips, Lori 164 

Phillips, Sonya 142, 164 

Pickering, Mary Christi . . 155, 165, 

Pierce, Amy 164, 240 

Pierce, Derek 240 

Pierce, Kellan 240 

Pierson, Linda 80 

Pierson, Melanie 163 

Pike, Cindy 163 

Pilgrim, Diann 240 

Pinson, Lee 90 

Pinson, Rachel 164, 240, 242 

Pless, Kara 160 

Pope, Christina 156 

Powell, Lane 221 

Powell, Laura 164 

Powell, Nan 46 

Prater, Angela 66 

Pritchett, Brenda 203 

Pritchett, Marsha 202, 203 

Prugh, Mary 15 

Puckett, Ann Jay 

Puckett, John 

Purvis, Kim 155, 22 

P'yle. Sally 

Marcey, Cynthia 238 

Marcum, Katie 238 

Marshall, Charlotte 66 

Marshall, Jennings 221 

Martin, Deborah 205 

Martin, Stacy 160, 238 

Masdon, Amy 160 

Mason, Stephen 80 

Mason, Susan 163 

Mathis, Barry 151 

Matthews, Gary 170 

Matthews, Karen 238 

Matthews, Marilyn 221 

Matthews, Mary 156, 238 

Matthews, Michelle 238 

Matthews, Rita 238 

Mattox, David 238 

Mayer, Karen 160, 238 

McBride, Alicia 238 

McCall, Evalya 238 

McCarter, Laura 159 

McClean, Coach Ed 5 

McClemore, Rebecca 238 

McCleod, Kim 210 

McCuen, Matt 152, 238 

McDavid, Dana . . 164, 210, 238 
McDonald, Stephanie . 160, 238 

McDougal, Tom 238 

McDougall, Tom 151 

McDowell, Danielle . . 160, 238 

McElmurray, Melissa 159 

McEwen, Brett 148 

McGaha, Susan 156 

McGinnis, Timothy 238 

McGowan, Martha . . . 164, 165 

McKinney, Darron 90 

McLemore, Jenny 225 

McLemore, Rebecca 225 

McMinn, Michelle . . . 160, 238, 

McQuiston, Larry 15, 238 

McWhorter, David 238 

Meadows, Leigh 238 

Meadows, Matthew . . 151, 238 

Melnick, Josh 170 

Men, Sons of 15 

Merrell, Franchesca 242 

Merrell, Rhonda 238 

Mezick, Nancy 238 

Mezick, Sabrina 238 

Middlebrook, Helen 163 

Miller, Alan 225 

Miller, Scott 238 

Millican, Trey 240 

nor, Sandra 221 

Mitchell, Daphne 160, 240 

Mizell, Susannah 160 

Money, Andrea 159 

Monroe, Beth 156, 240 

Monroe, Kimberly 240 

Montgomery, Cathy 156 

Montgomery. Katherine. . . .240 

Moore, Christine 164, 240 

Moore, Kimberly 160, 240 

Moore, Roger 240 

Moortgart, Jim 206, 207 

Olive, Allison 156. 240 

Olive, Elise 160 

Orr, Annemarie 240 

Orr, Stephanie 163, 240 

Osborne, Greg 152 

Owenby, David 90, 91 

Naff, Bethany 64, 240 

Nation, Amy 156, 240 

Nation, Jonalyn 160 

Nation, Jonlyn 240 

Neale, Barbara 240 

Neaves, Gerald 172 

Nelson, Beth 240 

Nelson, Robert 240 

Nelson, William 221 

Nesmith, Scott 80 

Neville, Susan 240 

New, Bill 203 

Newberry, Stacey 156 

Newberry, Stacy 240 

Newell, Stephanie 240 

Newman, Mandy 164 

Newman, Mary 240 

Newsome, Herb 240 

Newsome, Stacey 156 

Nichols, Victor 90, 91 

Nimer, Mike 148 

Nolan, Jean Dykes 15 

Norman, Mary Esther 240 

Norred, Tammy 240 

Norton, Karen 240 

Norton, Kim 163 

Norton, Kimberly 240 

Nunn, Shawn 146 

O Byrne, Brenda 164, 240 

O Farrell, Kimberly 240 

O Neal, Poppi 160 

O Neal, Poppi 240 

Oakes, Kimberly 240 

Odam, Tracy 163 

Odum, Traci 240 


Radar, Joyce 

Raley, Brian 152, 15: 

Ramsey, Stewart 6t 

Randall, Sharon 6t 

Randall, Sheila 6< 

Randol, Katherine 

Ray, Katie 145, 15< 

Redding, Julie 161 . 

Reed, Leslie 16C 

Reed, Marlene 

Reeves, Nikki 

Rewis, Tommy 

Reynolds, Leigh 16* 

Rice, Jim 152, 15c 

Richards, Ed 151 

Richards, Mary Katherin 

Richardson, Julia 15t 

Richardson, Tim 

Risner, Emily 8, 164 

Roads, Steve 22E , 

Robbins, Lynette 21C 

Roberson, Ray 152, 15J 

Robertson, Lisa 164 

Robinson, Darryl 148, 14f 

Robison, Billy 172 . 

Rock, Mendee 163 

Rodriguez, Jose 211 

Rogers, Mandy 156, 157 

Rohling, Tommy 

Roth, Connie 16C 

Rothermel, Sherrie 8, 8C 

Rudd, ee 15( 

Rudd, Justin 155 

Rudd, Lee 15, 151 

Runyon, Chris 148 

Russell, Jessica 163 

Rye, Scott 221 


Sadler, Jena 

Sadler, Joy 

Saenz, Rosanna. . 
Sample, Lisa 
Sandau, Donald . 
Sandau, Wendy . 
Sanders, Briggs . . 
Sanders, Jim . . . . 


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Sandifer, Stacey 245 

Sands. Wendy 245 

Saunders, Pat 205 

Savage, Tom 8, 245 

Sawyer, Stephen 245 

Schambeau, Michell. . 207,209 

Schambeau, Michelle 245 

Schilleci, Maria 200. 201 

Schinman, Jennifer 245 

Schooley. Shirley 221 

Schultz, Diana 10 

Scott, Laura . . 15. 155, 164, 225 

Sellars. Stephanie 156,245 

Seshul, Merritt 155 

Shahroudi, David 245 

Sheehan, Amy 245 

Shelley, Donna 245 

Shepard, Tracey 242, 245 

Shepherd, Betty Sue 221 

Shepherd, Steven 245 

Sheridan, Terri 245 

Shirley, Angela 245 

Shoemake, Dianne . . . 156, 245 
Shoemake, Suzanne . . 156, 157 

Shows, Lee 245 

Simmons, Andrea 245 

Sise, Kenneth Van 221 

Sisk, Alicia 245 

Skelton, Rob 15 

Skillen, Stephanie 245 

Slay, Michele 245 

Smith, Chuck 80 

Smith, Colin 146 

Smith, Courtnay 245 

Smith, James 245 

Smith, Jennifer . . 156, 164, 245 

Smith, Joel 245 

Smith, Keith 151 

Smith, Kevin 245 

Smith, Lara 245 

Smith, Marta 164, 245 

Smith, Misty 245 

Smith, Robert Shorty 170 

Smithers, Alecia 245 

Smothers, Amy 245 

Snell, Lyda 245 

Sorrell, Benjamin 245 

Sosebee, Kathleen 221 

Sousa, Ananias 245 

Spahr, avid 4 

Spatard, Ericka 245 

Spiller, Erline . . . 156, 225, 245 

Spiller, Marigene 156 

Spiller, Mary Jean 245 

Spivey, Kathyjo 245 

Sprinkle, Judy 163, 245 

Spruell, Cynthia 245 

Stanley, Michelle 164, 245 

Starkes, Monte 151, 245 

Starling, Jay 152 

Steadman, Barry 245 

Steelman, Pam 159 

Stephens, Sharon 245 

Stephens, Stacy 245 

Stewart, eri 88 

Stewart, Teri 245 

Stewart, Terri 80 

Stidham, Jill 245 

Still, Clark 245 

Stine, Nicole 163, 203, 245 

Stipe, Julie 159, 245 

Storey, Paul 140. 151 

Stout, Suzanne 159 

Stout, Whitney 159 

Stoves, Roy 245 

Strain, Lori 164, 245 

Straughan, Jay 66, 245 

Straughn. Jay 151 

Stroud, Stephen 151 

Sullivan, Randy 245 

Surratt, Emily 156, 245 

Susina, Stanley 221 

Swanson, Wendy . . . 159, 203, 247 

Sweeney, Shannon 159 

Swift, Ruthie 247 

Sylvester, Jennifer 247 

Tapscott, David 152 

Tatum, Tammy 247 

Taulman, Beth ... 64. 73, 164, 165 

Taylor, Melissa 247 

Taylor, Susan 90 

Taylor, Tracy 247 

Teal, Janice 221 

Teany, Trip 151, 247 

Thayer, Lori 9, 247 

Thomas, Craig 247 

Thomas, James 247 

Thomas, Sara 247 

Thomason, Jean 221 

Thompson, Alan 242 

Thompson, Bud 152 

Thornton, Arnold 247 

Thornton, Leith 156 

Thrash, Alicia 156, 247 

Thurston, Tracie 203, 247 

Thurston, Traci 164 

Tindal, Claude 152 

Tindle, Marc 152 

Tirey, Susan 247 

Tolbert, Carl 195 

Toole, Jeffrey 221 

Toussaint, Tracy 163, 247 

Trammell, Cherie 247 

Traylor, Dean Rick 18 

Traylor, Mark 152, 153 

Traylor, Michelle 160, 247 

Traylor, Richard 221 

Trivette, Kristin 247 

Trotman, Kelly 159, 247 

Tucker, Terri 203, 247 

Tucker, Terry 140, 163 

Tucker, Tracy 247 

Turkiewicz, Witold 221 

Turman, Anne-Marie 247 

Turman, Jay 210 

Turnure, Doug . 

Vance, Ashley 247 

Varner, Nathan 247 

Vaughan, David 195 

Vaughan, Timothy 247 

Vaughn, Amy 247 

Vaughn, Christy 163 

Vaughn, Kristi 247 

Veal, David 146, 247 

Vedel, Greg 209 

Vest, Mike 15 

Vincent, Dwight 247 

Vines, Cindy 164, 247 

Vines, Cyrethia 164, 247 

Vineyard, Xan 152 

Voss, Ginny 160 

Waddill, Sallie .... 

Waite, Sally 

Walker, Christina . . 

Walker, Paul 

Wallace, Kathy 

Wallace, Tim 

Waller, Bradley . . . 

Walsh, Casey 

Walsh, Melissa .... 

Walsh, Missy 

Walters, Geoff 

Walther, Danielle . . 

Ward, Leisl 

Warren, Shawna. . . 

Wates, Vicki 

Watkins, Carey .... 
Watkins, Mary Ann 

Watson, Lori 

Wayne, Susan 

Weaver, Cheri .... 

Weaver, Joel 

Webb, Charles .... 
Webb, Christopher. 

Webb, Chris 

Webb, Mark 

Webster, Tina 

Wehrung, Lloyd . . . 

Weide, Teri 

Wellman, Liesel . . . 
Wells, Elizabeth . . . 

West, Anne 

West, Randy 

Weston, David .... 

Wheeler, Whitney 156, 24 

Whisenant, Michael . 

White, Andy 

White, Dana 

White, Jane 

White, Kimberly. . . . 

White, Sharon 

Whitehouse, Donna . 

Whitson. Gina 

Wichmann, Andrea . 

Wicks, Debra 

Wilbanks, Wendy . . . 

Wilkerson, Stephanie 24 

Wilkins, Kimberly . 

Wilkinson, Diane 24 

Williams, Amy . 

Williams, Brad 15C 

Williams, Cynthia . 
Williams, Darnell . . 
Williams, Ginny . . . 

Williams, James 24- 

Williams, Laura 24. 

Willis, Carla 24. 

Willis, Jennifer 24J 

Willis, Kathy . 

Wills, Julie 

Wilmarth, Kimberly. 

Wilson, Anne 164, 166, 24i 

Wilson, Carrie 15' 

Wilson, Lisa 156, 241 

Wilson, Shannon 241 

Winge, Dawn 241 - 

Wobb, Becky 15! 

Wolverton, Andrew 241 

Wood, Edward . 

Wood, Lynn 241 | 

Wood, Norman . 
Wood, Olivia . . . 

Woodall, Beth 16( I 

Woodall, Elizabeth 241 [1 

Wright, i 

Yoars, Liesl 241 

Young, Leanne 24J 

Young, Michelle .... 163, 202, 203 

Young, Terence 24f 

Young, Todd 24f 

Zellner, Kurt 151 

Zimmerman, Amy 






•s%sss%s^*v*f^^Vtyt ; 

FIRST ROW: Kim Issaacson, Kristi Fields, Lisa Billingsley, Kim Bramlett, Jennifer Duncan, Christy Choyce, 
Kim Kotchmar, Christie Dykes, Patricia Fulbright, Megan Graham, Melody Murdock, Penny Moore, Karri 
Fast, Dana Phillips, Angie Foster, Mildred Lanier, Lori Watson, Martha Edwards. SECOND ROW: Leslie 
Eanes, Beth Malmede, Nancy Mezick, Cheryl Seals, Mary Thomas, Melody Perry, Andrea White, Gretchen 
Glenn, Leslie Mansfield, Erline Spiller, Laura Billingsley, Missy Taylor, Gina Dykeman, Robin Campbell, 
Karen Fairchild, Becca McClemore, Cathy Cooper. THIRD ROW: Randy Kimbrough, Mark Carpenter, 
Keith Warden, Keith Kirklev, John Hunt, John Bankson, Steve Levering, Andy White, Chip Collee, Clark 
Still, Terry Miller, Michael Ent, Scott Holt, Tim Lett, Bill Cleveland. FOURTH ROW: Justin Rudd, Doug 
Helm, Tommy Turkeiweicz, Wayne Cook, Mike Manning, Scott Allred, Paul Moselv, JT Harrell, Eddie 
Bevill.John Shamblin, Chris Ellison, Bif Patterson, ROd Fuller, Bruce Hill, Mark Carpenter. 

FIRST ROW: Paulie Ci umpi«.ii, I i< -.1 Gilliam. Laura Edwards, Beth Monroe, KimbeiK Mil. hum. and MelisU 
Lill. SECOND ROW: Crystal Silvev, Jamne Smith, Valerie McLeod, Karen Ci umpion. Susan Neville, M .t i \ 

W \~ \V ' / -, ^ V < r ( V I ^- ; ^ y '_N I'rugh. 

Class of 1988 

and best wishes to our 
graduating 1987-88 SGA officers 

iJodd Carlhle JLarry fv/ciajuhton 

SGA President Vice President — Senate 

The 1988-89 

Student Executive Board 


^>teve <Jjavidson 


ill like ruan (JJecUy 03 row n 

Vice President — Senate Vice President — SAC 

S>uzy J4errinalon Ulllatthew nleadowS 

Chief Justice Treasurer 

f Jet It r/aAon UJauid Keynoldd Chrid Cole 

Secretary Office Manager Executive Assistant 





Good Luck 

to the 

Class of 1988 

Samf ord Dining Service 

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*7^e Sett la Sveiyt/Utiy 

CLASS OF 1987-1988 

More Than Just Books 

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m/' Qsvzai/s 

We are power/ ess 
to turn back the clock 

and our memories dim 

but a beautiful instant 

in the lives 

of those photographed 

for this yearbool< 

we have captured forever. 

-Sudl ow 







Come celebrate your friendships 
face to face each fall at the 
University's Homecoming 
festivities sponsored by the Samford 
Alumni Association. 

There's a special emphasis every 
year on those classes celebrating their 
fifth-year anniversaries . . . and even' 
school and department hosts an Open 
House for alumni to visit with favorite 
profs and current students, too. 

Homecoming is food, football, 
family photographs to share . . . your 
sure way to keep in touch with the 
people in this book who mean the 
most to you. 

You CAN come home again . . . and 
we hope you will, even fall! 



The Samford University Alumni Association 

What would Homecoming be without smiling 
Queens and sparkling crowns' Miss Homecoming 
86 Kim Thornhill, left, returned ' home " to crown 
Christie Dykes Miss Homecoming '8~ during 
festive pep rally and bonfire activity. 

Alumni of all ages got into the Bulldog spirit at a pre game 
barbecue luncheon. A six-piece hluegrass band, composed of 
alumni who had performed together during their college 
days, provided lively background music for reminiscing and 
renewing friendships . . face to face. 

The Bulldogs thrilled a crowded stadium with a "2- 1 Homecoming romp over Mary\ille College A veraging 5 / "points 
a game, the Bulldogs set a NCAA scoring record during the 198" season. 




At First Alabama, we know how money works and we can make 

it work for you. With The Right Place, The Right Card, 

The Right Call and many other services, 

you can lean on the green. 

fiist Alabama Bank 

Member FDIC 

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The First Baptist Church 



Cordially invites the students and 
faculty of Samford University to join 
our Christian family for worship 
and fellowship. 

Sunday Services 

9:30 Sunday School 
10:50 Morning Worship 
5:30 Training Union 
6:30 Evening Worship 

Wednesday Services 

5:00 Fellowship Supper 
6:15 Prayer Meeting 
7:00 Choir 
Adults and College 


09 Lakeshore Drive ^^^ja^.-^^HHB ! 
First baptist CVc^^"? 

870 3888 Church Office 

Shades Mountain Baptist Church 

Salutes the Past . . . Celebrates the Present . . . Anticipates the Future 

Through 81 years of history Shades Mountain Baptist Church has grown to its present membership of 5.600. 
Birmingham was only 19 years old when the small group who would form this vibrant congregation began 
meeting in the then-rural community south of the city. 

Currently, a new 3,600-seat Worship Center is under construction with anticipated completion by mid- 1989. 

Building for the glory of God 
to provide expanded facilities for 
Worship and Christian Education 


Morning Worship Services 8:15. 9:35. 10:55 a.m. 

Sunday School 8:15.9:35 a.m. 

Church Training 5:45 p.m. 

Evening Worship Service 7:00 p.m. 

We invite you to worship with us. 

Dr. Charles T. Carter 


"A Fellowship of Excitement" 
i Road • Birmingham, Alabama 35216 • 






Compliments of 

Taylor Publishing 


Publisher of 1988 

Birmingham, Alabama 
(205) 870-4280 


P.O. BOX 59484 • HOMEWOOD, ALABAMA 35209 
PHONE 205/945-1036 

On Your Centennial Year 



LAW . . . 

a southern tradition. 

During its one and a half centuries, Cumberland has overcome fires, wars and a change of location to 
boast an impressive heritage and conquering spirit. It has endured. It has prevailed. 

Thousands of young people have sought and found here a distinctive legal education. Each year a new 
group of students from all over America becomes a part of the history and academic excellence of 

To find out how you can be part of this southern tradition, call the Office of Professional Services (205) 

"1 — T"^ 
Advertising J ^O / 

Making the initial march down 
the Centennial Walk, the Law 
School Commencement took place 
on Saturday Afternoon. 

Fall Carnival »»> a great way to 
support Summer Mission*. As the 
vear came to a rlose. the missionaries 
made the ueccessarv preparations for 
their summer work. Here, Kimherlv 
Moore and Kelly Peacock have a 
good lime while helping to raise mon- 

raduation was always a senti- 

| mental and exciting time. Here. 

graduates wait patiently while the rest 
of the class fdes in during the pro- 

The university mascots play 
around on the sideline to get the 
crowd into the game. The university 
added a second mascot to the original 







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the fi- 
n a 1 , 
frantic prepara- 
tions and prayers 
necessary for grad- 
uation were made 
by the seniors that 
had finally made it! 
Senioritis was 
slightly curbed by 
the technicalities 
that went along 
with actually walk- 
ing across the stage 
in LSW. 

Final record 
checks were com- 
pleted; applica- 
tions for degrees 
were turned in; 
and resumes filled 
mail boxes all over 
the country. 

As graduation 
neared, excite- 

ment, fear and sen- 
timentality became 
normal for many 
soon-to-be graduates 
and their friends. 

Other students 
headed away for 
summers full of work 
or school or just be- 
ing lazy. 

For some, room- 
mates or relatives 
would be graduat- 
ing. For others, 
friends, classmates, 
and acquaintances 
would receive their 
degrees and leave 
the university in the 
hands of others. 

Whatever t h e 
background, over six 
hundred graduates 
gripped their diplo- 
mas and walked 
across the stage to 
their new lives. 

With over a cen- 
tury of tradition 
supporting them, 
leaving friends and 
familiar surround- 
ings was an unset- 
tling thought. 

As always be- 
fore, the university 
was different after 
each class that 
passed through its 
gates. Each student 
was also different 
as they began their 
lives with bits of 
their university ex- 
periences in them. 

One hundred 
became a magic 
number as a num- 
ber of very special 
dreams were real- 
ized at the end of a 
very special cele- 


J 270 



fter closing a 
very eventful 
year for the 
university, an 
mission lay ahead. The 
celebration was over and 
the time had come to 
jump into the school's 
second century in Bir- 

Summer plans were 
being finalized. Students 
packed up their dorm- 
room essentials and 
headed for home- 
cooked food. 

Others headed for 
summers away from 
home. From summer 
missions assignments to 
Disney world, to perma- 
nent jobs, students head- 

ed to all corners of the 
world. These experi- 
ences would later come 
back to the university in 
the form of the students 
that lived them. 

School officials began 
the normal summer re- 
pairs and planning for 
the summer residents. 
Anxious freshmen 
looked forward to arriv- 
ing on campus, while 
their orientation leaders 
brushed up on their uni- 
versity facts. 

The squeeze was on 
again as new dorm space 
was needed and area 
motels were booked to 
take up the slack. 

The foundation of 
over a century of edu- 

cational quality re- 
mained very strong. 
Each year was des- 
tined to be better than 
the last, as rapid 
changes and improve- 
ments were imple- 
mented. The step to- 
ward the future was a 
big one . . . 

It involved growing 
students, changing 
needs, and advanced 
technology. More and 
more, the art of pro- 
viding a quality edu- 
cation became visible 
to the citizens of the 
university as well as to 
the outsiders looking 



The fun and games of Playfair gave all the students, incoming 
freshman and seasoned upperclassmen alike, a chance to let loose 
and relax before classes got hot and heavy. Here, the get- 
acquainted games proved to be lots of fun. 



Editor's Note 

It is impossible to ex- 
press the excitement 
of watching ideas come 
to life on a printed page. 
It has been my deepest 
pleasure to coordinate 
this book, and it is my 
sincere desire that it ad- 
equately represents 
Samford to each of its 
owners. My deepest 
thanks go to: 

Hallie Von Hagen, 
for her love and will- 
ingness to teach me how 
to be an editor. 

Dr. Jon Clemmensen, 
for his unending desire 
for excellence and what 

we learn from it. 

My parents, Dr. 
and Mrs. John Hicks, 
for their belief in my 
ability and their lov- 
ing support of my 

The late Lynn Tay- 
lor, for teaching me 
that our lives are 
about giving of our- 
selves and for proving 
that "the readiness is 

Thanks to all that 
contributed in any 
way. You did not go 
Rachel Pinson, Editor 

1988 Entre Nous Staff 


Design Editor 

Rachel Pinson 

Hallie Von Hagen 

Suzanne Harrington — 

Michal Grissett — Layout 

Copy Editor 

David Rigg — Photographer 

Brad Martin — 

John Puckett — Writer 

Photo Editor 

Tracey Shephard — Writer 

Susan Byrd — 

Melanie Pennington — Writer 

Academics Editor 

Tineka Bates — Writer 

Doug Kaufmann & 

Sonya Gunn — Ad Manager 

Daphne Mitchell — 

William Dean — Ad Manager 

Greek Editors 

Mike Manning — 

Sports Editor 


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